What does Pavilion mean?

Definitions for Pavilionpəˈvɪl yən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pavilion, marquee(noun)

    large and often sumptuous tent


  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

  9. Origin: [F. pavillon, fr. L. pavilio a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pavilion

    pa-vil′yun, n. a tent: an ornamental building often turreted or domed: (mil.) a tent raised on posts: a canopy or covering: the outer ear: a flag or ensign carried at the gaff of the mizzenmast.—v.t. to furnish with pavilions: to shelter, as with a tent.—n. Pavil′ion-roof, a roof sloping equally on all sides. [Fr. pavillon—L. papilio, a butterfly, a tent.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pavilion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pavilion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kate Goodwin:

    The U.K. Pavilion in particular changed the future of Heatherwick Studio, it demonstrated that the studio could work on a large scale and create something completely extraordinary that would stay in the collective imagination.

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