AskDefine | Define plinth

Dictionary Definition

plinth n : an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue) [syn: pedestal, footstall]

User Contributed Dictionary



From πλινθος (plinthos), brick or tile


  1. A block or slab upon which a column, pedestal, or statue is based.
  2. The bottom course of stones or bricks supporting a wall.
  3. A base or pedestal beneath a cabinet.

Extensive Definition

A plinth is the base of a cabinet in cabinet making.
In architecture, a plinth is the base or platform upon which a column, pedestal, statue, monument, or structure rests.
plinth in German: Plinthe
plinth in Spanish: Plinto
plinth in Galician: Plinto
plinth in Hindi: नींव आधार
plinth in Italian: Plinto
plinth in Polish: Cokół
plinth in Sanskrit: पीठम्
plinth in Serbian: Плинта

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