ga·​ze·​bo | \ gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō also -ˈzā- How to pronounce gazebo (audio) \
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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The lounge will feature live music on a gazebo stage, daytime activities for all ages and a bar. Richard Tribou,, "Disney Cruise Line adding more New Orleans touches to Disney Wonder," 17 June 2019 Next door is the treehouse-style Gazebo restaurant, where Fleming pondered MI6 plots in a gazebo shack. Norma Meyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "James Bond’s Jamaican roots," 13 June 2019 The resort-style backyard includes a gazebo, view deck and a pool with a slide and waterfall. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale mansion with underground wine cellar and six-car garage sells for $4M," 10 June 2019 The gazebo is on the City Hall campus and can be rented from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Sign-up reminders for 'extra' summer recreation and activities in Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake," 10 Apr. 2018 And with a new zinc gazebo and corn crib, the 2018 additions to the collection are even more country chic than the last. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This Rustic Galvanized Christmas Village Is Going to Be the Year's Hottest Holiday Collectible," 5 Dec. 2018 The environmental upgrades will include new permeable pavers near the new station and a rain garden, which will be added south of a gazebo that is on the northwest corner of Arlington Heights’ municipal complex. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "New $28 million Arlington Heights police headquarters on track for completion even with wet spring," 22 June 2018 Here's what to expect at the opening, slated for late 2018: A five-story, 300-unit apartment building will wrap around a 25,000-square-foot plaza with a pool, putting green, bocce court, fire pit, barbecue grills and a gazebo. John Handley,, "In Wheeling, construction of village's first downtown underway," 2 Aug. 2017 The house boasts views of Chauncey Creek, an oversized dock on 184 feet of water frontage, and a grapevine covered gazebo perfect for lazy afternoons drinking lemonade. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Lighthouse-inspired home in Maine asks $1.1M," 12 Sep. 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 How to pronounce gazebo (audio) \
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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