a slablike member beneath the base of a column or pier.
a square base or a lower block, as of a pedestal.
Also called plinth course. a projecting course of stones at the base of a wall; earth table.
(in joinery) a flat member at the bottom of an architrave, dado, baseboard, or the like.
Also called socle. the rectangular slab or block that forms the lowest part of the base of a column, statue, pedestal, or pier
Also called plinth course. the lowest part of the wall of a building that appears above ground level, esp one that is formed of a course of stone or brick
a flat block on either side of a doorframe, where the architrave meets the skirting
a flat base on which a structure or piece of equipment is placed
1610s, from French plinthe (16c.) and directly from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos “brick, squared stone,” cognate with Old English flint (see flint).
noun 1. a plinth interrupting a door or window architrave at the floor or ground level.
[plin-ee] /ˈplɪn i/ noun 1. (“the Elder”; Gaius Plinius Secundus) a.d. 23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer. 2. his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) a.d. 62?–c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator. /ˈplɪnɪ/ noun 1. known as Pliny the Elder. Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus. 23–79 ad, Roman writer, the author of the encyclopedic […]
1. variant of . combining form 1. greater in size, extent, degree, etc; more: Pliocene word-forming element, Latinate form of pleio-.
[plahy-uh-film] /ˈplaɪ əˌfɪlm/ Trademark. 1. a brand of resinlike rubber hydrochloride that forms a clear, flexible, water-resistant, heat-sealable plastic, used for packaging, raincoats, etc.