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Physical ObjectPlay
Refers to an actual object designed to support something else, often decorative. SlideThe ancient vase was displayed on a wooden pedestal.
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Visibility ImportancePlay
Used to elevate something, making it more visible or significant. SlideThe award was placed on a pedestal at the front of the room.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to mean giving importance to something or someone. SlideThe community held the firefighters on a pedestal for their bravery.