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pavilion
WordNet 2.0
  • large and often sumptuous tent
pavilion
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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.

  • 1. To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.

    "The field pavilioned with his guardians bright." -- Milton.

 

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