Rostrum

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Rostrum 

  • (noun) a raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech, receive an award or medal, play music, or conduct an orchestra. “speaker after speaker stepped up to the rostrum”
  • (noun) a beak like projection, especially a stiff snout or anterior prolongation of the head in an insect, crustacean, or cetacean. “these beetles are very easily recognized by the rostrum or beak”

Rostrum meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • जहाज का माथा, व्याख्यान-मंच, व्याख्यान चबूतरा, चबूतरा, चोंच, मंच, ऊंची जगह जहां व्याख्यान करने वाला खड़ा होता है, मंचिका

Rostrum origin

  • mid 16th century: from Latin, literally ‘beak’ (from rodere ‘gnaw’). The word was originally used (at first in the plural rostra ) to denote part of the Forum in Rome, which was decorated with the beaks of captured galleys, and was used as a platform for public speakers.

Rostrum in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Australian Open Badminton 2019: As Indian challenge ends in Sydney …, Writing a requiem for the state of Indian badminton has become more … instead of aiming for the winners’ rostrum, has been coming to an end …
  • Opinion: The lies that created ‘Chernobyl’, A five-episode HBO miniseries (streaming in India on Hotstar … and, as he moves away from his rostrum, an armed soldier rushes to affix a …
  • Aliva Mishra wins The Hindu-Rostrum debating competition, The teams were given to discuss topics namely ‘World does not need religion’ and ‘Does India need to spend more on education than defence’ …
  • Dragon-elephant tango, In my view, China-India relations can be divided into four phases since … of the Indian Embassy in China at the Tian’anmen Rostrum, said:
  • Modhura Palit seizes limelight in Cannes, Cannes, May 25 India found a bright silver lining on the penultimate day of the 72nd … Palit shared the rostrum with five-time Oscar-nominated …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Rostrum 

  • one who drinks rum (with roast) will need give speech and hence needs a platform 🙂
  • rostrum can be made to sound like “raised + strum or system”

Rostrum pronunciation

FARMER SUICIDE ROSTRUM Z109

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