What is the meaning of the English word
- a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, for example, when making a speech, conducting an orchestra, or accepting an Olympic medal
- this word is sometimes also used to refer to the stand on which a lecturer (or someone standing in front of a crowd) can rest his, or her notes (sometimes also called a lectern). Typically, a podium refers to a larger style of stand.
1. He stood at the podium at looked over the audience before beginning his speech.
2. The podium was large, which was good. The audience would not be able to see his knees shaking as he gave his lecture.