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noun (plural podiums or podia /-dēə/)
a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, as when making a speech or conducting an orchestra. North American a lectern. (in some sporting events) a structure consisting of three adjacent platforms of different heights, on which the competitors finishing in first, second, and third places receive their awards: it was more than I could imagine to be up on the podium and singing the national anthem a continuous projecting base or pedestal under a building. a raised platform surrounding the arena in an ancient amphitheater.
verb [no object] chiefly US
(of a competitor) finish first, second, or third, so as to appear on a podium for an award:I’ve had great results in the sprint and I’ve podiumed in the individual