pavilion


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pavilion

1. a summerhouse or other decorative shelter
2. a building or temporary structure, esp one that is open and ornamental, for housing exhibitions
3. a large ornate tent, esp one with a peaked top, as used by medieval armies
4. one of a set of buildings that together form a hospital or other large institution

Pavilion

An open structure or small ornamental building, shelter or kiosk used as a summer house or as an adjunct of a larger building. It is usually a detached structure for specialized activities, and is often located as a terminal structure with a hipped roof on all sides so as to have a pyramidal form.

Pavilion

 

(1) A small or light and open structure that stands alone and has a special relation to the outdoors. Many temple and palace buildings in the Orient are pavilions. The pavilion became an integral part of European palace and park architecture during the 17th and 18th centuries in France and Britain and in the 18th and first quarter of the 19th century in Russia.

(2) A portion of a large building, usually topped by a separate roof.

(3) A permanent or temporary structure, intended for exhibits, trade, the filming of motion pictures, and so forth.

pavilion

[pə′vil·yən]
(lapidary)
The portion of a faceted gemstone below the girdle. Also known as base.

pavilion

1. A detached or semidetached structure used for entertainment or (as at a hospital) for specialized activities.
2. On a façade, a prominent portion usually central or terminal, identified by projection, height, and special roof forms.
3. In a garden or fairground, a temporary structure or tent, usually ornamented.
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In an instant he was among the branches, and his keen eyes plunged through the transparent panes into the interior of the pavilion.
Besides, the wheels of a carriage, which appeared to have come from Paris, had made a deep impression in the soft earth, which did not extend beyond the pavilion, but turned again toward Paris.
Comminges then led the count to a room on the ground floor of a pavilion, at the end of the orangery.
Athos, when he reached his appointed room, observed through the gratings of his window, walls and roofs; and was told, on inquiry, by Comminges, that he was looking on the back of the pavilion where D'Artagnan was confined.
"The assassin must have entered by the window!" I cried;--"I will go to the window!" and I rushed from the pavilion and ran like one out of his mind.
"'The inspiration was that the window of The Yellow Room looks out in such a way that the park wall, which abuts on the pavilion, prevented my at once reaching the window.
Vronsky had not had time to look at the saddle, about which he had to give some direction, when the competitors were summoned to the pavilion to receive their numbers and places in the row at starting.
From the sheds he could see a perfect sea of carriages, and people on foot, soldiers surrounding the race course, and pavilions swarming with people.
A strain of music from the dancing pavilion brought both girls scrambling to their feet.
There were few couples on the floor when they arrived at the pavilion, and the two girls essayed the first waltz together.
The Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, chancing at that moment to open a window in the saloon of his palace looking on the garden, was surprised to see the pavilion brilliantly illuminated.
The last shout of applause which hailed Fleetwood's victory rang out as they lifted him from the ground to carry him to the pavilion. Sir Patrick (admitted at Mr.