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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)

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.

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."