Meaning of pavilion

pa•vil•ion

Pronunciation: (pu-vil'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits, etc., as in a park or fair.
  2. any of a number of separate or attached buildings forming a hospital or the like.
  3. a projecting element of a façade, used esp. at the center or at each end and usually treated so as to suggest a tower.
  4. a tent, esp. a large and elaborate one.
  5. a small, ornamental building in a garden.
  6. Also calledthe part of a cut gem below the girdle.
—v.t.
  1. to shelter in or as if in a pavilion.
  2. to furnish with pavilions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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