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pedestal

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pedestal(
peh
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dihs
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tuhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (support structure)
a. el pedestal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There was an ancient Egyptian amphora on a pedestal in the middle of the room.Había un ánfora egipcia sobre un pedestal en medio de la sala.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(unrealistic esteem)
a. el pedestal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Poor Lucas had placed Ana on a pedestal, only to find out that she was fickle and treacherous.El pobre Lucas había puesto a Ana sobre un pedestal, pero descubrió que era caprichosa y traidora.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (having a pedestal)
a. de pie
I can't decide if I should get a table lamp or a pedestal lamp.No me puedo decidir entre comprar una lámpara de mesa o una lámpara de pie.
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pedestal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el pedestal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
to put somebody on a pedestalponer a alguien en un pedestal
pedestal lamplámpara de pie
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pedestal [ˈpedɪstl]
noun
pedestal (m); basa (f)
to put sb on a pedestal poner a algn sobre un pedestal
to knock sb off his pedestal bajar los humos or el copete a algn (informal)
modifier
pedestal basin (n) lavabo (m) or lavamanos (m) con pie central
pedestal desk (n) escritorio (m) con cajones a ambos lados
pedestal lamp (n) lámpara (f) de pie
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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