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pavilion

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noun pa·vil·ion \pə-ˈvil-yən\

Simple Definition of pavilion

  • : a building in a park or garden that usually has open sides and is used for parties, concerts, or other events

  • : a temporary building that is used at public events and exhibitions

  • : a large building that is used for sports or public events

Full Definition of pavilion

  1. 1 a :  a large often sumptuous tent b :  something resembling a canopy or tent <tree ferns spread their delicate pavilions — Blanche E. Baughan>

  2. 2 a :  a part of a building projecting from the rest b :  one of several detached or semidetached units into which a building is sometimes divided

  3. 3 a :  a usually open sometimes ornamental structure in a garden, park, or place of recreation that is used for entertainment or shelter b :  a temporary structure erected at an exposition by an individual exhibitor

  4. 4 :  the lower faceted part of a brilliant below the girdle — see brilliant illustration

Examples of pavilion

  1. The World's Fair had numerous pavilions.

  2. <the park's pavilions may be rented for wedding receptions and other social gatherings>



Origin of pavilion

Middle English pavilloun, pavillioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin papilion-, papilio butterfly; perhaps akin to Old High German fīfaltra butterfly


First Known Use: 13th century

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pavilion

verb pa·vil·ion

Definition of pavilion

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish or cover with or put in a pavilion



14th Century

First Known Use of pavilion

14th century

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PAVILION Defined for Kids

pavilion

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noun pa·vil·ion \pə-ˈvil-yən\

Definition of pavilion

  1. 1 :  a very large tent

  2. 2 :  a building usually with open sides that is used as a place for entertainment or shelter in a park or garden




Medical Dictionary

pavilion

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noun pa·vil·ion \pə-ˈvil-yən\

Medical Definition of pavilion

  1. 1:  pinna

  2. 2:  a detached or semidetached part of a hospital devoted to a special use <a maternity pavilion> <a nuclear medicine pavilion>





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