ga·​ze·​bo | \ gə-ˈzē-(ˌ)bō also -ˈzā- How to pronounce gazebo (audio) \
plural gazebos

Definition of gazebo

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 The project would be divided into phases, with Phase 1 including the amphitheater area, gazebo, pavilion, outdoor pool, Mucklo Park, municipal parking lot and McKelvey Park. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland, "Berea seeks grant for downtown WiFi: Community Voices," 10 Jan. 2020 There’s a dining gazebo with chandeliers, as well as a lounge with a fireplace. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Dr. Phil’s $5.75 million mansion is one-of-a-kind, unusual even for LA," 7 Jan. 2020 The grounds of the one-acre lot property feature a six-car garage, pool and gazebo with a swim-up bar. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion with putting green, guest house sells for $5.6M," 15 July 2019 In true Southern California style, there’s also a dining gazebo, outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, and jacuzzi. Mekita Rivas,, "We’ve Seen Pictures Of Dr. Phil’s House & We Have Some Questions," 3 Jan. 2020 In all, there is a main house, guest house, boat house, multiple gazebos, small sand bars and 21 bridges that line the miles of walking trails and wooded outdoor spaces. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "The most expensive Houston homes sold this decade," 30 Dec. 2019 Los Angeles police say investigators have recovered fingerprints from the gazebo. USA TODAY, "Arthur Ashe, missing Marilyn, pacifier-eating pup: News from around our 50 states," 21 June 2019 Not only will the sparkly gazebo be there, but many of the original sets including Luke’s Diner, Stars Hollow High School, and Lorelai’s house are all part of the magical tour. Rosy Cordero,, "Visit Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls this holiday season at Warner Bros. Hollywood," 22 Oct. 2019 Though the gazebo is a great gathering space and the pool area is one of Charlie’s favorites, the yard’s showstopper is the 200-year-old white oak tree. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This Jeffersontown ranch home set on 3 acres feels like a woodsy retreat," 10 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of gazebo was in 1752

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16 Feb 2020

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“Gazebo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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