What does the word pedestal mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Edward Bellamy
  2. An antique stared down with its dead eyes from a pedestal in one corner of the room. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  3. And Irene now approaching, beheld the moonlight fall over the statue, and a solitary figure leaning against the pedestal. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton