Definitions for Pavilionpəˈvɪl yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•vil•ionpəˈvɪl yən(n.)

  1. a light, usu. open building, used for concerts, exhibits, etc.

  2. any of a number of separate or attached buildings forming a hospital or the like.

  3. a projecting element of a building facade, esp. at the center or ends, usu. suggesting a tower.

    Category: Architecture

  4. a tent, esp. a large and elaborate one.

  5. Category: Jewelry

    Ref: Also called base. 1 24

Origin of pavilion:

1250–1300; ME pavilon < OF paveillon < L pāpiliōnem, acc. of pāpiliō butterfly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pavilion, marquee(noun)

    large and often sumptuous tent

Wiktionary

  1. pavilion(Noun)

    an ornate tent

  2. pavilion(Noun)

    a light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place

  3. pavilion(Noun)

    a structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc

  4. pavilion(Noun)

    the building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals

  5. pavilion(Noun)

    the lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone

  6. pavilion(Noun)

    the cartiliginous part of the outer ear

  7. pavilion(Verb)

    to furnish with a pavilion

  8. pavilion(Verb)

    to put inside a pavilion

  9. pavilion(Verb)

    to enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pavilion(noun)

    a temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts

  2. Pavilion(noun)

    a single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile

  3. Pavilion(noun)

    a flag, colors, ensign, or banner

  4. Pavilion(noun)

    same as Tent (Her.)

  5. Pavilion(noun)

    that part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant

  6. Pavilion(noun)

    the auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube

  7. Pavilion(noun)

    a covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky

  8. Pavilion(verb)

    to furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents

Freebase

  1. Pavilion

    In architecture a pavilion has two primary meanings. It can refer to a free-standing structure sited a short distance from a main residence, whose architecture makes it an object of pleasure. Large or small, there is usually a connection with relaxation and pleasure in its intended use. A pavilion built to take advantage of a view is referred to as a gazebo. In its other primary meaning, in a symmetrical range of buildings in the classical styles, where there is a main central block – the corps de logis – the wings may end in pavilions that are emphasized in some fashion, in order to provide a full stop to the composition, like a period at the end of a sentence.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pavilion(noun)

a building on a sports ground in which players change their clothes, store equipment etc

a cricket pavilion.

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