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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On Monday night, Sanders addressed a crowd of 350 here against a scenic backdrop of a gazebo and Lake Winnipesaukee. James Pindell,, "In New Hampshire, Sanders works to retain strong base of support," 12 Aug. 2019 The Dayton hotel has a little larger footprint with extra parking and an outdoor lounge area with a gazebo and fire pit. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Developer to break ground on hotels in Dayton, Liberty this year," 7 Aug. 2019 But as a proof of concept, the gazebo was a success. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Blood sacrifice: The mosquitoes are forcing us to consider a screened porch," 28 July 2019 Earlier this year, the county opened an ADA-accessible gazebo and walkway for weddings and events at San Dieguito County Park near Del Mar. Dos Picos County Park is at 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. Michelle Mowad, Ramona Sentinel, "County opens four new cabins in Dos Picos park," 19 July 2019 Dance wannabees take Zumba and salsa lessons while the more pensive opt for aerobics in the pool and yoga in the gazebo. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Irma, St. Martin resorts have rebuilt to become bigger and better," 2 July 2019 Live entertainment will be held in the gazebo throughout the day, with storyteller Marilyn McPhie as mistress of ceremonies. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Fourth of July festivities include Old Poway Park events, fireworks at Poway High," 26 June 2019 Some of us decide to spend the day reading on lounge chairs in a gazebo overlooking the lake, others opt to do the 3.5-mile hike around the lake. Alec Scott, Sunset Magazine, "Lake Effect: On Reviving a Family Tradition with Your Closest Friends," 22 Jan. 2018 There are a contemporary-style main residence, a guest studio and gym, a gazebo, a three-car garage and a swimming pool and spa with a diving board. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Matthew Perry seeks split from L.A. penthouse," 10 Aug. 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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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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