belvedere

Definitions

  • Apollo Belvedere
    Apollo Belvedere
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n belvedere a gazebo sited to command a fine view
    • n belvedere densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Belvedere (Arch) A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n belvedere In Italian arch., an upper story of a building, or a portion of such a story, open to the air, at least on one side, and frequently on all, for the purpose of affording a view of the country and providing a place for enjoying the cool evening breeze. The belvedere is sometimes a sort of lantern or kiosk erected on the roof.
    • n belvedere In France, a summer-house on an eminence in a park or garden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Belvedere bel′ve-dēr a pavilion or raised turret or lantern on the top of a house, open for the view, or to admit the cool evening breeze: a summer-house on an eminence in a park or garden.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. bello, bel, beautiful + vedere, to see
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. belvedere; bel, beautiful, vedere, a view.

Usage

In literature:

There was a belvedere, and if we had only brought our blankets!
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
HEAD OF BELVEDERE APOLLO.
"Chatterbox Stories of Natural History" by Anonymous
I hate your great squares, your promenades, your gardens, and your belvederes!
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Though I could carve a Venus or a Belvedere with ease, My wondrous skill is lacking when it comes to carving these.
"The Jingle Book" by Carolyn Wells
My companion, Dr. Leete, led the way to a belvedere on the house-top.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
He was not compressed into the mould of positive beauty, like that of the Apollo Belvedere or the American citizen.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
There I became at last conscious of my youth, and it seemed a belvedere upon a new life.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
Again, the face of the Apollo Belvedere is agitated by anxiety, passion, and pride.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Though of a build unusually powerful, his limbs possess all the grace and suppleness of the Apollo Belvedere.
"Venus in Boston;" by George Thompson
They extend along the river, and communicate with a summer palace called Belvedere.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Olive went up the steep path towards the Belvedere, hoping to find her there.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Belvedere, Windsor Park, 384.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Presently there came walks in the long shrubbery, talks in the Belvedere, and I know not what tender familiarity.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a little height, three-cornered, between three lakes; a natural Belvedere for Central Europe.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
Half an hour later found him in the telephone-room of the Belvedere.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
On the third story is the study, a kind of belvedere, with its sides and roof composed of glass.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
Among other things, there is a staircase similar to that of the Belvedere in Rome, which is very handsome.
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
The view from the belvedere was one of the most striking of its kind in the world.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
He designed in great part the Villa di Belvedere at Frascati, and the whole of the Villa Ludovisi, and some other edifices.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
It is now one of the gems of the Vienna Belvedere.
"Durer" by M. F. Sweetser
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In poetry:

For he was framed and fashioned like
Apollo Belvedere;
I felt my heart like cymbal strike
Beneath my brassière.
And then the flounce of foam he broke,
And disappeared with flashing stroke.
"Sea Change" by Robert W Service
"My customers demand them, their fame rings near and far,
But then, alas, the trouble is, I don't know what they are.
Though I could carve a Venus or a Belvedere with ease,
My wondrous skill is lacking when it comes to carving these.
"Found Wanting" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

1633 Haight (at Belvedere) San Francisco, CA 94117.
Sausalito police rescued an adrift boater who nearly crashed onto rocks near Belvedere Thursday night, police said.
A prankster added an extra word above the sign for Cliff Road in Belvedere.
Belvedere Vodka, a brand of LVMH Holdings, added Bloody Mary to its line of macerations.
1 1/2 ounces vodka (preferably Belvedere).
The Hotel Caruso Belvedere's pool blends seamlessly with the surrounding sea.
Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Jessica Chastain and David Schwimmer at The IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & Euphoria Calvin Klein Celebrate Women in Film, sponsored by Belvedere event.
1964 Plymouth Hemi Belvedere Super Commando .
Crush closes in Belvedere Square.
Add Belvedere and top with crushed ice.
Crush closes in Belvedere Square.
Mr Belvedere Pet Supplies is a trustworthy store with quality pet supplies and dog training equipment for sale.
24 Hours of LeMons Veteran '66 Plymouth Belvedere Still Going Strong: This Is How You Do It .
The Belvedere on Marie-Antoinette's estate.
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In science:

We assume the critical mass of a non-rotating NS Mcrit = 2.67M⊙ as given by Belvedere et al. (2012).
GRB 110709B in the Induced Gravitational Collapse paradigm
The self-consistent radius is computed at each time from the mass-radius relation of Belvedere et al. (2012).
GRB 110709B in the Induced Gravitational Collapse paradigm
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