Definition of podium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpəʊdiəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊdiəm//
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  1. 1a small platform that a person stands on when giving a speech or conducting an orchestra, etc. synonym rostrum
  2. 2(in sports) three platforms of different levels on which winners stand, usually to receive prizes Messi had to settle for the third spot on the podium in the 2014 Goal 50, coming in behind Ronaldo.
  3. 3(North American English) = lectern
  4. Word Originmid 18th cent.: via Latin from Greek podion, diminutive of pous, pod- ‘foot’.Extra examples She is the first delegate to speak from the podium at today’s conference. The president sat on the viewing podium watching the military parade. standing on the conductor’s podium the record-breaking run which took her to the gold medal podium He dreamed of standing on the victory podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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