Definition of "pavilion" []

  • An ornate tent. (noun)
  • A light, sometimes ornamental roofed structure, used for amusement or shelter, as at parks or fairs: a picnic pavilion. (noun)
  • A usually temporary structure erected at a fair or show for use by an exhibitor: the French pavilion at the World's Fair. (noun)
  • A large structure housing sports or entertainment facilities; an arena. (noun)
  • A structure or another building connected to a larger building; an annex. (noun)
  • A building at a sports ground, esp a cricket pitch, in which players change (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A summerhouse or other decorative shelter (noun)
  • A building or temporary structure, esp one that is open and ornamental, for housing exhibitions (noun)
  • A large ornate tent, esp one with a peaked top, as used by medieval armies (noun)
  • One of a set of buildings that together form a hospital or other large institution (noun)
  • One of four main facets on a brilliant-cut stone between the girdle and the culet (noun)
  • To place or set in or as if in a pavilion (verb)
  • To provide with a pavilion or pavilions (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pavilion" in a sentence
  • "In front of the pavilion is a small observation deck."
  • "On the lower ground floor of the pavilion is the gallery of the Overseas Settlement."
  • "The centre of the pavilion is a great banqueting-hall with domed roof thirty feet above the tessellated pavement."