pagoda

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noun pa·go·da \pə-ˈgō-də\

Definition of pagoda

  1. :  a tower in eastern Asia usually with roofs curving upward at the division of each of several stories and erected as a temple or memorial

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Origin and Etymology of pagoda

Portuguese pagode statue of a deity, Hindu or Buddhist temple


First Known Use: 1582


PAGODA Defined for English Language Learners

pagoda

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noun pa·go·da \pə-ˈgō-də\

Definition of pagoda for English Language Learners

  • : a type of tall building in eastern Asia that has many floors with roofs that stick out on each floor and curve up


PAGODA Defined for Kids

pagoda

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noun pa·go·da \pə-ˈgō-də\

Definition of pagoda for Students

  1. :  a tower of several stories built as a temple or memorial in eastern or southeastern Asia



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