Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A freestanding, roofed, usually open-sided structure providing a shady resting place.
  • noun A belvedere.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any structure or part of a building which affords or commands an extensive prospect or outlook, as a turret or lantern on the roof of a house, a balcony, a projecting window, or the like.
  • noun A summer-house commanding an extensive prospect. Also written gazeebo.

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  • noun belvedere, either a type of summer-house or a roofed, detached porch-like structure, usually in a yard, park or lawn

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small roofed building affording shade and rest

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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Possibly from to gaze + Latin conjugation ending -ebo (as in videbo); possibly from Arabic qasbah ("citadel") refashioned after gaze.

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