- a summerhouse on a height, or an open, roofed gallery in an upper story, built for giving a view of the scenery
- a court in the Vatican, housing a collection of classical art
Origin of belvedereIt, beautiful view ; from bel, beautiful (; from Classical Latin bellus) + vedere (; from Classical Latin videre, to see: see vision)
A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a wide view.
Origin of belvedereItalian : bel, bello, beautiful (from Latin bellus; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots) + vedere, to see, view (from Latin vid&emacron;re, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots).
OriginSee also: belvédère
From Italian belvedere.