Pronunciation: (ster'ē-u-bāt", stēr'-), [key]
1. the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected.
2. the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; crepidoma; podium. Cf. stylobate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.