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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: large and often sumptuous tent [syn: pavilion, marquee]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: 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 verb Date: 14th century to furnish or cover with or put in a pavilion

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pavilion Pa*vil"ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pavilioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Pavilioning.] To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents. The field pavilioned with his guardians bright. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(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

Easton's Bible Dictionary

a tent or tabernacle (2 Sam. 22:12; 1 Kings 20:12-16), or enclosure (Ps. 18:11; 27:5). In Jer. 43:10 it probably denotes the canopy suspended over the judgement-seat of the king.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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."

James Orr

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Tent. 2. Canopy, covering. 3. (Anat.) Auricle, ala, external ear.

Moby Thesaurus

Nissen hut, Quonset hut, booth, crib, gatehouse, hut, hutch, kiosk, lean-to, outbuilding, outhouse, sentry box, shack, shanty, shed, stall, tollbooth, tollhouse

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