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 for Podium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Podium \Po"di*um\, n.; pl. Podia. [L., fr. Gr. ?, dim. of ?,
     ?, foot. See Pew.]
     1. (Arch.) A low wall, serving as a foundation, a
        substructure, or a terrace wall. It is especially employed
        by arch[ae]ologists in two senses:
        (a) The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an
            amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began.
        (b) The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes
            a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers. See
            Illust. of Column.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) The foot.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  podium
      n 1: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
           prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium,
           pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "podium":
     balcony, catafalque, dais, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery,
     heliport, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage,
     launching pad, platform, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stage,
     step terrace, stump, terrace, tribunal, tribune
  
  

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