Pavilion meaning

pə-vĭlyən
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A structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc.
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To cover or furnish with or as if with a pavilion.
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One of a group of related buildings forming a complex, as of a hospital.
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To put in or as if in a pavilion.
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Any of the separate or connected parts of a group of related buildings, as of a hospital or sanitarium.
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The part of a brilliant-cut gem between the girdle and the culet.
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To furnish with or shelter in or as in a pavilion.
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A large tent, usually with a peaked top.
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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.

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Part of a building jutting out from the main part and often ornamented.
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(cricket) The building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals.
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The lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone, lying between the girdle and collet.
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(anatomy) The cartiliginous part of the outer ear; auricle.
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(anatomy) The fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
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(military) A flag, ensign, or banner.
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(heraldry) A tent used as a bearing.
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A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
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To furnish with a pavilion.
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To put inside a pavilion.
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(figuratively) To enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")
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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.

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An ornate tent.
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A structure or another building connected to a larger building; an annex.
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The lower surface of a brilliant-cut gem, slanting outward from the culet to the girdle.
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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

  • From Middle English pavilloun, from Anglo-Norman pavilloun, from Latin pāpiliōnem, form of pāpiliō (“butterfly, moth") (due to resemblance of tent to a butterfly's wings), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cognate to French pavillon (“pavilion") and papillon (“butterfly"), and similar terms in other Romance languages.

    From Wiktionary