from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To cover or furnish with or as if with a pavilion.
- transitive v. To put in or as if in a pavilion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. 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. to furnish with a pavilion
- v. to put inside a pavilion
- v. to enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
- n. 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. A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
- n. Same as Tent (Her.)
- n. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant.
- n. The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
- n. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
- transitive v. To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
from The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large and often sumptuous tent
Middle English pavilon, from Old French pavillon, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-, butterfly, tent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)