PAVILION, n. pavil'yun. [L. papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion.] 1. A tent; a temporary movable habitation. 2. In architecture, a kind of turret or building, usually insulated and contained under a single roof; sometimes square and sometimes in the form of a dome. Sometimes a pavilion is a projecting part in the front of a building; sometimes it flanks a corner. 3. In military affairs, a tent raised on posts. The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or banner. 4. In heraldry, a covering in form of a tent,investing the armories of kings. 5. Among jewelers,the under side and corner of brilliants, lying between the girdle and collet. PAVIL'ION, v.t. To furnish with tents. 1. To shelter with a tent.
I. nounEtymology: Middle English pavilloun, pavillioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin papilion-, papilio butterfly; perhaps akin to Old High German f?faltra butterfly Date: 13th century 1.a. a large often sumptuous tent b. something resembling a canopy or tent <tree ferns spread their delicate pavilions — Blanche E. Baughan> 2.a. a part of a building projecting from the rest b. one of several detached or semidetached units into which a building is sometimes divided 3.a. a usually open sometimes ornamental structure in a garden, park, or place of recreation that is used for entertainment or shelter b. a temporary structure erected at an exposition by an individual exhibitor 4. the lower faceted part of a brilliant below the girdle — see brilliant illustration II. transitive verbDate: 14th century to furnish or cover with or put in a pavilion
n. & v. --n. 1 Brit. a building at a cricket or other sports ground used for changing, refreshments, etc. 2 a summerhouse or other decorative building in a garden. 3 a tent, esp. a large one with crenellated decorations at a show, fair, etc. 4 a building used for entertainments. 5 a temporary stand at an exhibition. 6 a detached building at a hospital. 7 a usu. highly decorated subdivision of a building. 8 the part of a cut gemstone below the girdle. --v.tr. enclose in or provide with a pavilion. Etymology: ME f. OF pavillon f. L papilio -onis butterfly, tent
Pavilion Pa*vil"ion, n. [F. pavillon, fr. L. pavilio a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings.] 1. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts. ``[The] Greeks do pitch their brave pavilions.'' --Shak. 2. (Arch.) A single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile. 3. (Mil.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner. 4. (Her.) Same as Tent (Her.) 5. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant. 6. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube. 7. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky. The pavilion of heaven is bare. --Shelley.
(pavilions) 1. A pavilion is a building on the edge of a sports field where players can change their clothes and wash. (BRIT) ...the cricket pavilion.N-COUNT: oft supp N 2. A pavilion is a large temporary structure such as a tent, which is used at outdoor public events. ...the United States pavilion at the Expo '70 exhibition in Japan.N-COUNT: oft supp N
pa-vil'-yun: A covered place, booth, tent, in which a person may be kept hid or secret (cokh, Ps 27:5; cukkah--the usual term--Ps 31:20), or otherwise be withdrawn from view. The term is used with reference to God (2Sa 22:12; Ps 18:11); to kings drinking in privacy (1Ki 20:12,16); the Revised Version (British and American) gives "pavilion" for the King James Version "tabernacle" in Job 36:29; Isa 4:6; while in Nu 25:8 it substitutes this word, with the margin "alcove," for the King James Version "tent" (qubbah), and Jer 43:10, for "royal pavilion" (shaphrur), reads in the margin "glittering pavilion."