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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The parade will then re-form on Lake Road, march east to Cahoon Road and turn south to end at the city's gazebo. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Memorial Day parades and remembrance ceremonies coming up in Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake," 14 May 2018 Afternoon Tea at The Savoy Afternoon tea here takes place in the Thames Foyer, which features an enormous domed glass ceiling that floods the room with soft light, and a birdcage-like indoor gazebo, inside of which a pianist tinkles elegantly. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in London," 3 Mar. 2018 The site also features a gorgeous gazebo—which is actually where Ian proposed to Miranda in Engaging Father Christmas! Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Marrying Father Christmas' Was Filmed at the Most Gorgeous Estate in Canada," 7 Nov. 2018 The nearly 13,000-square-foot main house has five bedrooms, an elevator, a safe room, a two-level gazebo, a home theater, an outdoor shower and a fireplace, according to the listing. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "DJ Khaled in Contract for $25.9 Million Miami Waterfront Home," 27 Sep. 2018 The Daily Mail has photos of several large gazebos being set up on Paltrow's property in the Hamptons, including one with extra long dinner tables and gorgeous place settings visible inside. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow Married Brad Falchuk in a Private Hamptons Wedding," 30 Sep. 2018 However, he was suspended for violating a tactical rule regarding his approach to the gazebo where the boy was shot. Fox News, "Fired Dunkin' Donuts worker says 'I don’t serve cops' comment was a joke," 19 July 2018 Not everything is on the tour, though: Some of the locations — like casino and brothel One Eyed Jack’s, the town gazebo and many of the interiors — were filmed on back lots in Los Angeles. Tantri Wija, The Seattle Times, "It’s happening again: Inside Western Washington’s ‘Twin Peaks’ tourism," 20 Nov. 2018 But for Mike—a serial entrepreneur who founded and ran a deck/gazebo-building company with 200 employees by the age of 18 and later built a successful rapid-prototyping firm (Prodigy Engineering)—the opportunity to work is a joy. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "One man designed and built the ultimate bush plane," 11 Aug. 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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to gather or build up little by little

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