Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The foundation of a stone building, its top course sometimes being a stylobate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, the substructure, foundation, or solid platform upon which a building is erected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) The lower part or basement of a building or pedestal; -- used loosely for several different forms of basement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The foundation of a stone building
  • noun The steps of the platform beneath the stylobate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin stereobatēs, from Greek *stereobatēs : stereos, solid; see stereo– + -batēs, walker (from bainein, to go; see gwā- in Indo-European roots).]

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