|1.||a base that supports a column, statue, etc, as used in classical architecture|
|2.||a position of eminence or supposed superiority (esp in the phrases place, put,orset on a pedestal)|
|3.||a. either of a pair of sets of drawers used as supports for a writing surface|
|b. (as modifier): a pedestal desk|
|[C16: from French piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie foot + di of + stallo a stall]|
put on a pedestal
see on a pedestal.