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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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 Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., with the hour-long class beginning at 10 a.m. near the gazebo. John Benson,, "North Olmsted's free yoga in the park 'Salutations in the Sun' event returns May 5," 30 Apr. 2018 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

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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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