In classical architecture, a vertically faced member immediately below the circular base of a column; also, the lowest member of a pedestal; hence, in general, the lowest member of a base; a sub-base; a block upon which the moldings of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom. See Illust. of Column.
- A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
- The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical trim around an opening.
- A continuous course of stones supporting a wall. Also called plinth course.
- A square base, as for a vase.