Part of speech: noun

A base or support, as for a column, statue, or vase.

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Usage examples "pedestal":

  1. Let me tell you, readers of the twentieth century, what I saw up there on the pedestal, and you will recognize the world- famous group. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
  2. An antique stared down with its dead eyes from a pedestal in one corner of the room. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  3. And Irene now approaching, beheld the moonlight fall over the statue, and a solitary figure leaning against the pedestal. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.