ga·​ze·​bo | \ gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce gazebo (audio) 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
Recent Examples on the Web Other than a small gazebo, there is little shade to protect these migrants from the blistering sun. Gustavo Valdes And Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "We met deported migrants at the border. Some say they're ready to cross again," 25 Mar. 2021 The mostly elderly patients waited patiently in line, rolled up their sleeves for their jabs, and then retired to an outdoor gazebo for 15 minutes to be monitored for potential reactions. New York Times, "Vaccine Rollout Gives U.K. a Rare Win in the Pandemic," 29 Jan. 2021 Locations include downtown Cleveland, the Lake Erie shoreline, the gazebo in Medina’s town square and various other sites. cleveland, "Christmas Groove finds new notes in pandemic-inspired remote format," 23 Nov. 2020 This song starts in the 1970s, but carries us over to the 2000s as Tully realizes that Max isn’t going to meet her at the gazebo. Rachel Paige,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Firefly Lane Season 1," 8 Feb. 2021 This affordable pop-up gazebo comes in four colors — brown, grey, tan and black — and is water resistant. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "5 best canopy tents for outdoor gatherings in 2021," 22 Feb. 2021 This area includes the shade cabana, a gazebo, the waterfall, a spa and a shallow kiddie pool. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$3.9M mansion has lavish theater, custom design — and stunning backyard," 13 Feb. 2021 Plans for the passive park include a gazebo, walking trail, playground area, open space and on-street parking, according to the county. Aegis Staff,, "Feedback wanted on plans for park in Edgewood, upgrades to Ma & Pa Dog Park," 30 Dec. 2020 Johnny — armed with an internet ordination — performs the ceremony in a gazebo by the water. Rachel Paige,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Firefly Lane Season 1," 8 Feb. 2021

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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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30 Mar 2021

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“Gazebo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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