American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
- n. The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical trim around an opening.
- n. A continuous course of stones supporting a wall. Also called plinth course.
- n. A square base, as for a vase.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, the flat square table or slab under the molding of the base of a Roman or Renaissance column, of which it constitutes the foundation, and the bottom of the order; also, an abacus; also, a square molding or table at the base of any architectural part or member, or of a pedestal, etc. See phrases below, and cuts under base, column, and capital.
- n. A gymnastic apparatus, a vaulting-box, consisting of several woodensections placed on top of one another, so as to make possible variations in height.
- n. An apparatus used in therapeutic gymnastics on which the patient sits or lies.
- n. A block or slab upon which a column, pedestal, or statue is based.
- n. The bottom course of stones or bricks supporting a wall.
- n. A base or pedestal beneath a cabinet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) 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
- n. an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
- From Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plinthos, "brick") (Wiktionary)
- French plinthe, from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos, tile, plinth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the front of the plinth is the single word 'Canada'.”
“The plinth is a reproduction of Mr. Hussein's thumbprint, and atop is a stylized reproduction, in gold, of his Arabic initials.”
“Eventually we reach our actual destination, a field where a group of 12 women are carrying baskets filled with earth and mud from the edge of a field to a destroyed homestead where a family is using the mud to rebuild the foundation - the "plinth" - of their home.”
“For 100 days, around the clock, the plinth was a small stage on which 2,400 persons, one per hour, expressed themselves.”
“The pillar is not placed in the center, but at one end of the plinth, which is the case in almost every lamp of this description yet found.”
“On one surface of the plinth is a spigot and a cup, and underneath a drip-stone, where thirsty dogs can drink.”
“But those nearer (Ralph, and George, and Rose among them) who could see not only the whole figure, but the plinth and the pedestal upon which it stood, saw that the inscription on the plinth was the same as that which had been reported as upon the first image, the one set up in the Temple at”
“The plinth, which is very massive, rises even higher above that of the west front here than it does there, and the buttresses project over 8 feet at the base and are of three stages, and the gables on these have their sides straight, their eaves everywhere continued to the wall, and their corners enriched with heads, but on the second stage only.”
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