lectern, podium, dais, rostrum


lectern, podium, dais, rostrum
   The first two are frequently confused. A lectern is the stand on which a speaker places his or her notes. A podium is the raised platform on which the speaker and lectern stand. A podium can hold only one person. A platform for several people is a dais. A rostrum is any platform; it may be designed for one speaker or for several.

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  • lectern, podium, dais, rostrum —    The first two are frequently confused. A lectern is the stand on which a speaker places his or her notes. A podium is the raised platform on which the speaker and lectern stand. A podium can hold only one person. A platform for several people… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lectern, podium, dais, rostrum —    The first two are frequently confused. A lectern is the stand on which a speaker places his or her notes. A podium is the raised platform on which the speaker and lectern stand. A podium can hold only one person. A platform for several people… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lectern, podium, dais, rostrum —    The first two are frequently confused. A lectern is the stand on which a speaker places his or her notes. A podium is the raised platform on which the speaker and lectern stand. A podium can hold only one person. A platform for several people… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lectern — n podium, pulpit, rostrum, bench, dais, stage, platform, soapbox, stump; desk, reading desk or table, (both in an early Christian church) ambo, ambon, Rare. pulpitum; stand, table, holder, tripod, support …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rostrum — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. platform, dais, podium, stand, floor, pulpit, lectern. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. platform, stage, pulpit; see lectern , platform 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. platform, stage, dais …   English dictionary for students

  • rostrum — /ros treuhm/, n., pl. rostra / treuh/, rostrums. 1. any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking. 2. a pulpit. 3. a beaklike projection from the prow of a ship, esp. one on an ancient warship for ramming an enemy ship; beak; ram. 4. Rom …   Universalium

  • rostrum — Synonyms and related words: ambo, antlia, balcony, beak, beezer, bill, bow, bowsprit, bugle, catafalque, conk, dais, desk, emplacement, estrade, figurehead, floor, forecastle, foredeck, forepeak, gallery, heliport, hustings, jib boom, landing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pulpit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. platform, rostrum, desk; priesthood, ministry. See temple. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The ministry] Syn. priesthood, clergy, ecclesiastics; see ministry 2 . 2. [A platform in a church] Syn. lectern,… …   English dictionary for students

  • furniture — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Movable equipment for office, home, etc. See also light, music. Nouns 1. furniture, [home] furnishings, household effects, movables. 2. seat, throne, dais; [Adirondack, Bath, Barcelona, barber, basket,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pulpit — Synonyms and related words: ambo, apostleship, balcony, call, care of souls, catafalque, dais, desk, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery, heliport, holy orders, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, lectern, pastorage,… …   Moby Thesaurus