Belvedere Definition

bĕlvĭ-dîr
noun
A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a wide view.
American Heritage
A summerhouse on a height, or an open, roofed gallery in an upper story, built for giving a view of the scenery.
Webster's New World
A court in the Vatican, housing a collection of classical art.
Webster's New World

(architecture) A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area.

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Other Word Forms of Belvedere

Noun

Singular:
belvedere
Plural:
belvederes

Origin of Belvedere

  • Italian bel, bello beautiful (from Latin bellus deu-2 in Indo-European roots) vedere to see, view (from Latin vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian belvedere.

    From Wiktionary

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