- The definition of a pavilion is a large tent or a large, separate part of a building that is often outside, or the lower part of a cut gemstone from the bottom point slanting upward to the girdle, the widest point of the gemstone.
- An example of a pavilion is a corporate office's back deck where a party is being held.
- An example of a pavilion is the part of a gemstone that point towards the finger.
- Pavilion is defined as to provide, decorate or shelter in a tent or a large, outdoor structure that is part of a building.
An example of pavilion is to provide a large tent for an outdoor party.
A pavilion on the beach.
- a large tent, usually with a peaked top
- a building or part of a building, often partly open and highly ornamented, used for entertainment, exhibits, etc., as at a fair or park
- a decorative shelter or summerhouse
- part of a building jutting out from the main part and often ornamented
- any of the separate or connected parts of a group of related buildings, as of a hospital or sanitarium
- the part of a brilliant-cut gem between the girdle and the culet
Origin of pavilionMiddle English pavilon ; from Old French pavillon ; from Classical Latin papilio, butterfly, also tent (from its shape): see papilionaceous
- An ornate tent.
- a. A light, sometimes ornamental roofed structure, used for amusement or shelter, as at parks or fairs: a picnic pavilion.b. A usually temporary structure erected at a fair or show for use by an exhibitor: the French pavilion at the World's Fair.c. A large structure housing sports or entertainment facilities; an arena.
- A structure or another building connected to a larger building; an annex.
- One of a group of related buildings forming a complex, as of a hospital.
- The lower surface of a brilliant-cut gem, slanting outward from the culet to the girdle.
transitive verbpa·vil·ioned, pa·vil·ion·ing, pa·vil·ions
- To cover or furnish with or as if with a pavilion.
- To put in or as if in a pavilion.
Origin of pavilionMiddle English pavilon, from Old French pavillon, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-, butterfly, tent; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.
- an ornate tent
- a light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place
- a structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc
- (cricket) the building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals
- a detached or semi-detached building at a hospital or other building complex
- the lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone, lying between the girdle and collet
- (anatomy) the cartiliginous part of the outer ear; auricle
- (anatomy) The fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
- (military) A flag, ensign, or banner.
- (heraldry) A tent used as a bearing.
- A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
(third-person singular simple present pavilions, present participle pavilioning, simple past and past participle pavilioned)
- to furnish with a pavilion
- to put inside a pavilion
- (figuratively) to enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")
From Middle English pavilloun, from Anglo-Norman pavilloun, from Latin pÄpiliÅnem, form of pÄpiliÅ (â€œbutterfly, mothâ€) (due to resemblance of tent to a butterflyâ€™s wings), of unknown origin.
Cognate to French pavillon (â€œpavilionâ€) and papillon (â€œbutterflyâ€), and similar terms in other Romance languages.