Definition of pagoda
: 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
Recent Examples of pagoda from the Web
Just below a hilltop pagoda in Ba Vi, Vietnam, steel frames the size of two-car garages were popping up on a bluff that overlooked a valley of electric-green rice paddies.
The paths pass beaches and waterfalls, rice paddies, garlic farms, persimmon orchards and pagodas.
In Myanmar, people performed exercises near the Shwedagon pagoda, the landmark Buddhist stupa in Yangon.
Brian Sage is working on a pagoda style potty with clapboard siding and a wainscoting panel interior.
Conceptual drawings for North Miami’s Chinatown district show pagodas, an entrance inspired by the Ming Dynasty, pedestrian walkways, canals, several parks and green space, bike lanes and rooftop gardens.
But starting in the middle of the second row, Alonso took it easy on the traditional three-wide start under the famed Indianapolis pagoda.
Sectarian tension is a fact of life in parts of Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country dotted with monasteries and gilded pagodas.
This sterling silver centerpiece takes inspiration from an Eastern pagoda temple.
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Origin and Etymology of pagoda
Portuguese pagode statue of a deity, Hindu or Buddhist temple
First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
PAGODA Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of pagoda for Students
: a tower of several stories built as a temple or memorial in eastern or southeastern Asia
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