Belvedere meaning

bĕlvĭ-dîr
A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a wide view.
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(place, proper) A court in the Vatican, housing a collection of classical art.
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(architecture) A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area.
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A summerhouse on a height, or an open, roofed gallery in an upper story, built for giving a view of the scenery.
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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