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.
An example of pavilion is to provide a large tent for an outdoor party.
Origin of pavilion
- Middle English pavilon from Old French pavillon from Latin pāpiliō pāpiliōn- butterfly, tent pāl- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Cognate to French pavillon (“pavilion") and papillon (“butterfly"), and similar terms in other Romance languages.