The uninterrupted and continuous flat band, coping, or pavement upon which the bases of a row of columns are supported. See Sub-base.
the masonry at ground level on which a column rests
the immediate foundation of a colonnade; literally "column base" in Greek.
Continuous base supporting a row or rows of columns.
the uppermost portion of the platform on which a Greek temple sits [image
In classical Greek architecture, a stylobate is the top step of the crepidoma, the stepped platform on which colonnades of temple columns are placed (it is the "floor" of the temple). The platform was built on a leveling course that flattened out the ground immediately beneath the temple.