Stereo bate

stereobate

[ster-ee-uh-beyt, steer-]
noun Architecture.
1.
the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected.
2.
the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; crepidoma; podium.
Compare stylobate.


Origin:
1830–40; < Latin stereobatēs < Greek stereobatḗs, equivalent to stereo- stereo- + -batēs walker (see stylobate)

stereobatic [ster-ee-uh-bat-ik, steer-] , adjective
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stereobate (ˈstɛrɪəʊˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər-)
 
n
1.  another name for stylobate
2.  a foundation of a building in the form of a platform of masonry
 
[C19: via Latin, from Greek stereobatēs from stereos solid + -batēs base, from bainein to walk]

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