Definition of stylobate in US English:

stylobate

noun

  • A continuous base supporting a row of columns in classical Greek architecture.

Origin

Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek stulobatēs, from stulos ‘pillar’ + batēs ‘base’ (from bainein ‘to walk’).

Pronunciation

stylobate

/ˈstīləˌbāt//ˈstaɪləˌbeɪt/