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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.