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Pedestal vs Holder - What's the difference?

pedestal | holder |

As a noun pedestal

is (architecture) the base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp.

As a verb pedestal

is to set or support on (or as if on) a pedestal.

As a proper noun holder is




(en noun)
  • (architecture) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp
  • (figuratively) A place of reverence or honor.
  • He has put his mother on a pedestal . You can't say a word against her.
  • (rail transport) A casting secured to the frame of a truck of a railcar and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  • (machining) A pillow block; a low housing.
  • (bridge building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
  • (steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
  • Derived terms

    * pedestal coil * pedestal fan * place]] / [[set on a pedestal, set / put on a pedestal


    (en verb)
  • To set or support on (or as if on) a pedestal.
  • See also

    * (commonslite)




    (en noun)
  • A thing that holds.
  • Put your umbrella in the umbrella holder .
  • A person who temporarily or permanently possesses something.
  • He's been an account holder with us since 2004.
    In 2012, there were 28 living holders of the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
  • (nautical) One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
  • (sports) The defending champion.