noun \gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō also -ˈzā-\

: a small building in a garden or park that is open on all sides

plural ga·ze·bos

Full Definition of GAZEBO

:  belvedere
:  a freestanding roofed structure usually open on the sides

Examples of GAZEBO

  1. <a gazebo on the mansion's south lawn>

Origin of GAZEBO

perhaps from 1gaze + Latin -ebo (as in videbo I shall see)
First Known Use: 1752

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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lookout in the form of a turret, cupola (small, lanternlike dome), or garden house set on a height to give an extensive view. Few late-18th- and 19th-century rustic gazebos survive, but 17th-century turrets built up in an angle of the garden wall are not uncommon. The term now often refers specifically to a freestanding roofed structure, typically octagonal, with open or latticework sides.


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