from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plain square block higher than a plinth, serving as a pedestal for sculpture, a vase, or a column.
- n. A plain plinth supporting a wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A low plinth or pedestal used to display a statue or other art work.
- n. The sum of the minimal submodules of a given R-module of a given ring R.
- n. The subgroup generated by the minimal normal subgroups of a given group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plain block or plinth forming a low pedestal; any base; especially, the base of a statue, column, or the like. See plinth.
- n. A plain face or plinth at the lower part of a wall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a low, plain member, serving as a foundation for a wall or pedestal, or to support vases or other ornaments.
- n. One of the ridges or elevations which support the tentacles and sense-bodies of some worms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plain plinth that supports a wall
French, from Italian zoccolo, wooden shoe, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus, a kind of light shoe; see sock1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French socle, from Italian zoccolo ‘wooden shoe’, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus ‘sock’. (Wiktionary)