- pediment: see pyramid
- pediment (n.)
- triangular part of the facade of a Greek-style building, 1660s, alteration of periment, peremint (1590s), of unknown origin, "said to be a workmen's term" [OED]; probably a dialectal garbling of pyramid, the connection perhaps being the triangular shape. Sometimes associated with ped- "foot." Other possibilities include Latin pedamentum "vine-stalk, prop," and Italian pedamento, which at the time this word entered English meant "foundation, basework, footing." Meaning "base, foundation" is from 1726, by inflience of Latin pedem "foot."
- 1. There were telescreens all round the pediment.
- 2. IT media had a kind of pediment really brilliant lively.
- 3. Wait for when pediment is brilliant, they laugh in the clump.
- 待到山花烂漫时, 她们在丛中笑.
- 4. The flying long - tail bird foils the pediment, displaying a lovely and harmonious nature.
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