- 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.
pavilion definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English pavilon ; from Old French pavillon ; from Classical Latin papilio, butterfly, also tent (from its shape): see papilionaceous
pavilion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- To cover or furnish with or as if with a pavilion.
- To put in or as if in a pavilion.
Origin: Middle English pavilon, from Old French pavillon, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-, butterfly, tent.