American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ornate tent.
- n. A light, sometimes ornamental roofed structure, used for amusement or shelter, as at parks or fairs: a picnic pavilion.
- n. A usually temporary structure erected at a fair or show for use by an exhibitor: the French pavilion at the World's Fair.
- n. A large structure housing sports or entertainment facilities; an arena.
- n. A structure or another building connected to a larger building; an annex.
- n. One of a group of related buildings forming a complex, as of a hospital.
- n. The lower surface of a brilliant-cut gem, slanting outward from the culet to the girdle.
- v. To cover or furnish with or as if with a pavilion.
- v. To put in or as if in a pavilion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tent; a temporary movable habitation: particularly, a large tent raised on posts.
- n. Hence A canopy; a covering.
- n. In architecture: A building of small or moderate size, isolated, but properly in a relation of more or less dependence on a larger or principal building. The term is also used arbitrarily, usually to designate a building, as a belvedere or other covered shelter, or even a large and fully appointed building in a park or at the seaside, appropriated to purposes of amusement.
- n. A part of a building of considerable size projecting from the main body, particularly in the middle or at an angle of a front. It is usually carried up higher than the other parts of the building, and is often distinguished also by more elaborate decorative treatment.
- n. In apiculture, the middle hive in a collateral system.
- n. In heraldry, a tent used as a bearing: rare and represented in various ways, as a wall-tent, bell-tent, etc., at the choice of the artist.
- n. A coif or wig.
- n. In anatomy, the outer ear; the pinna or auricle of the ear.
- n. In brilliant-cutting, the sloping surfaces between the girdle and culet, taken together; also, the whole lower or pyramidal part of the stone, taken from the girdle and including the culet or collet. See brilliant.
- n. In music. See pavillon.
- n. A flag or ensign; specifically, the flag carried at the gaff of the mizzenmast or on the flagstaff at the stern of a ship to indicate her nationality.
- n. A gold coin struck by Edward the Black Prince for circulation in France: it weighed from 67 to 83 grains. The pavilion d'or (‘gold pavilion’) was a French gold coin struck by Philip VI. of Valois in the fourteenth century: it weighed about 79 grains. Also called
- To furnish with pavilions or tents; fill with tents.
- To shelter with or as with a tent.
- n. In anatomy: The flaring extremity of a canal, as the external ear or the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube.
- n. an ornate tent
- n. a light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place
- n. a structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc
- n. cricket the building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals
- n. the lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone
- n. the cartiliginous part of the outer ear
- v. transitive to furnish with a pavilion
- v. transitive to put inside a pavilion
- v. transitive, figuratively to enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
- n. (Arch.) 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.
- n. (Mil.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
- n. (Her.) Same as Tent (Her.)
- n. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See
- n. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
- n. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
- v. To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
- n. large and often sumptuous tent
- From Middle English pavilloun, from Anglo-Norman pavilloun, from Latin pāpiliōnem, form of pāpiliō ("butterfly, moth") (due to resemblance of tent to a butterfly’s wings), of unknown origin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pavilon, from Old French pavillon, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-, butterfly, tent. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In front of the pavilion is a small observation deck.”
“On the lower ground floor of the pavilion is the gallery of the Overseas Settlement.”
“The centre of the pavilion is a great banqueting-hall with domed roof thirty feet above the tessellated pavement.”
“What we're talking about is what we call a pavilion, which is the central laying of a slab of concrete with a roof with 1,000 feet of storage.”
“The pavilion is made with stone, while this appears to be made of brick.”
“The exterior of the pavilion is clad in wood slats and features a special collection system to harvest rainwater, which will then be used inside the building.”
“The pavilion is designed to showcase the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of France, and visitors will be able to sample French food and watch classic french films.”
“The pavilion is a big loop on which visitors ride around on one of the 1,500 bikes available at the entrance, a chance to experience the Danish urban way.”
“The pavilion is clad in a trellis-like structure and features a garden inside with plants growing on the walls, a roof garden and pools of water.”
“The pavilion is an example of how Finns are building better cities according to the principles of sustainable development.”
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