Verb podium Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(sports, colloquial) To finish in the top three at an event or competition.

More definition:

1.a small platform for the conductor of an orchestra, for a public speaker, etc.

2.Architecture. a low wall forming a base for a construction, as a colonnade or dome. a stereobate for a classical temple, especially one with perpendicular sides. the masonry supporting a classical temple. a raised platform surrounding the arena of an ancient Roman amphitheater having on it the seats of privileged spectators.


4.a counter or booth, as one at an airport for handling tickets or dispensing information.

5.Zoology, Anatomy. a foot.

6.Botany. a footstalk or stipe.

1.a combining form meaning “footlike part” of an organism, used in the formation of compound words, monopodium; pseudo-podium.

1. a small raised platform used by lecturers, orchestra conductors, etc; dais

2. a plinth that supports a colonnade or wall

3. a low wall surrounding the arena of an ancient amphitheatre

4. (zoology) the terminal part of a vertebrate limb any footlike organ, such as the tube foot of a starfishWord OriginC18, from Latin, platform, balcony, from Greek podion little foot, from pous foot -podium combining form
1. a part resembling a foot, pseudopodium Word Originfrom New Latin, footlike; see podiumCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1743, "raised platform around an ancient arena," also "projecting base of a pedestal," from Latin podium "raised platform," from Greek podion "foot of a vase," diminutive of pous (genitive podos) "foot" (see foot (n.)). Meaning "raised platform at the front of a hall or stage" is from 194



Once Dean was standing at the podium and he'd controlled the shake in his knees and hidden the sweat on his palms, he felt he didn't do badly.

The stele of most Lycopods is amore or less modified protostele, but in the genus Lyco podium a peculiar arrangement of the xylem Ab and phloem is found, in which the latter, instead of being erran confined to a peripheral mantle of tissue, forms bands Stelar running across the stele and alternating with similal Systems of bands of xylem (fig.

The foot of the Pectinibranchia, unlike the simple muscular disk of the Isopleura and Aspidobranchia, is very often divided into lobes, a fore, middle and hind lobe (pro-, mesoand meta-podium, see figs.

Each podium consists of a portion of the stem bearing one or more leaves, each with an axillary bud or buds, and terminating in a tendril or an inflorescence.

This new podium, now in a direct line with its predecessor, produces leaves and ends in its turn in a tendril or inflorescence.

A rectangular or square podium is in each case surmounted by a pyramid.

The faithful prostrated themselves before an adorned but empty chair, which was raised upon a podium of five steps.

The temple was an extensive edifice, having a comparatively small cella, raised upon a podium, and standing in the midst of a wide space surrounded by a portico of _columns, (3) } (4; (_)_\---i' Porta di Nola (8) / .11 (2) Porta del Sar Porta marina ?

The temples (as already observed) have always the Roman peculiarity of being raised on a podium of considerable elevation; and the same characteristic is found in most of the other public buildings.

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