A stone block used given that base of a monument, marker etc.
A platform beyond your raised entry to a church or big building, or even the tips ultimately causing these types of a platform.
An out-of-door flight of steps, as in a garden, leading to a terrace or to an upper story; -- usually applied to mediævel or later structures of some architectural pretensions.
In structure, an external trip of actions by which access is fond of the entrance-door of a building as soon as the main flooring is raised over the degree of the bottom. It is often therefore addressed as to form an essential architectural adornment.