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.(noun)
Pavilion is defined as to provide, decorate or shelter in a tent or a large, outdoor structure that is part of a building.(verb)
An example of pavilion is to provide a large tent for an outdoor party.
See pavilion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pavilon < OFr pavillon < L papilio, butterfly, also tent (from its shape): see papilionaceous
See pavilion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pavilon
Origin: , from Old French pavillon
Origin: , from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-, butterfly, tent.
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