1. [syn: dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Podium \Po"di*um\, n.; pl. Podia. [L., fr. Gr. ?, dim. of ?,
?, foot. See Pew.]
1. (Arch.) A low wall, serving as a foundation, a
substructure, or a terrace wall. It is especially employed
by arch[ae]ologists in two senses:
(a) The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an
amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began.
(b) The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes
a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers. See
Illust. of Column.
2. (Zool.) The foot.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium,
pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "podium":
balcony, catafalque, dais, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery,
heliport, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage,
launching pad, platform, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stage,
step terrace, stump, terrace, tribunal, tribune