The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of Column.
- An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
- A support or foundation.
- A position of high regard or adoration.
- To place on or provide with a pedestal.