ga·​ze·​bo | \gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō also -ˈzā- \
plural gazebos

Definition of gazebo 

1 : belvedere

2 : a freestanding roofed structure usually open on the sides

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Examples of gazebo in a Sentence

a gazebo on the mansion's south lawn

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Others are restricted to a visitors’ gazebo near the ferry dock. Washington Post, "Erosion unearthing bones on New York’s island of the dead," 3 May 2018 The property is called Madroneagle, and it's equipped with a main house, a guest house, a barn, and a gazebo. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Oprah's New Island Mansion Will Seriously Make Your Jaw Drop," 7 June 2018 By September, the aging school will be razed and replaced with a community park, complete with walking trails, a gazebo and playgrounds. Avalon R. Zoppo,, "A final goodbye to nearly century-old Pennsauken school slated for demolition," 21 May 2018 Included in that acreage is a professionally landscaped yard with fruit trees, a perennial garden, an invisible fence, an outdoor patio and a gazebo. Nate Owen,, "Property of the Week: 2910 Mountain Road, Suffield," 18 Aug. 2017 Panicked shouts drowned her out, and the camera turned from the priest to Sealy, about 15 feet from the gazebo, brandishing what appeared to be a pistol at the crowd. Avi Selk,, "Man arrested after shouting ‘womp, womp’ and pulling a gun on immigration protesters," 1 July 2018 In January, the Santa Anas swept a gazebo and through the air in Alpine. Gary Robbins,, "Wildfires: The scourge known as the Santa Ana winds," 8 July 2018 At noon on Monday, in the shade of the gazebo where city workers were preparing for the July 4 celebration, a dozen people stood before a photo of Robert F. Kennedy and César Chávez. Kevin Sullivan, star-telegram, "In this Texas border town, immigration isn’t a problem — it’s a way of life," 7 July 2018 Outside Diaz Gardens and below a statue of Garibaldi, Mr. Traini shot at men sitting inside the glass gazebo of a bar. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of gazebo

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gazebo

perhaps from gaze entry 1 + Latin -ebo (as in videbo I shall see)

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English Language Learners Definition of gazebo

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


ga·​ze·​bo | \gə-ˈzē-bō \
plural gazebos

Kids Definition of gazebo

: a small building (as in a garden or park) that is usually open on the sides

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