Stereobate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stereobate (Arch) The lower part or basement of a building or pedestal; -- used loosely for several different forms of basement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stereobate In architecture, the substructure, foundation, or solid platform upon which a building is erected. In columnar buildings it includes the stylobate, which is the uppermost step or platform of the foundation upon which the columns stand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stereobate ster′ē-ō-bāt the substructure on which a building is based
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. stereo`s solid + that treads or covers, akin to base; cf. F. stéréobate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. stereos, solid, batos, verbal of bainein, to go.