pavilion
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pəˈvɪljən/
Noun

pavilion (plural pavilions)

  1. An ornate tent.
  2. A light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place.
  3. A structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc.
  4. (cricket) The building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals.
  5. A detached or semi-detached building at a hospital or other building complex.
  6. The lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone, lying between the girdle and collet.
  7. (anatomy) The cartiliginous part of the outer ear; auricle.
  8. (anatomy) The fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
  9. (military) A flag, ensign, or banner.
    1. A flag or ensign carried at the gaff of the mizzenmast.
  10. (heraldry) A tent used as a bearing.
  11. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
    • The pavilion of heaven is bare.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

pavilion (pavilions, present participle pavilioning; past and past participle pavilioned)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a pavilion.
  2. (transitive) To put inside a pavilion.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour").



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