Pronunciation: (ped'u-stl),[key] —n., v.,-taled, -tal•ing or (esp. Brit.)-talled, -tal•ling.
—n. 1. an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like. See diag. under column. 2. a supporting structure or piece; base.
3. Furniture. a. a support for a desk, consisting of a boxlike frame containing drawers one above the other.
b. a columnar support for a tabletop.
4. Building Trades.a bulge cast at the bottom of a concrete pile.
5. set or put on a pedestal, to glorify; idealize: When we first became engaged each of us set the other on a pedestal.