• WordNet 3.6
    • n pavilion large and often sumptuous tent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pavilion A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky. "The pavilion of heaven is bare."
    • Pavilion (Mil) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
    • Pavilion (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.
    • Pavilion A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts. "The] Greeks do pitch their brave pavilions ."
    • Pavilion (Her) Same as Tent Her
    • Pavilion That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant.
    • Pavilion (Anat) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
    • v. t Pavilion To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents. "The field pavilioned with his guardians bright."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pavilion A tent; a temporary movable habitation: particularly, a large tent raised on posts.
    • n pavilion Hence A canopy; a covering.
    • n pavilion In architecture: A building of small or moderate size, isolated, but properly in a relation of more or less dependence on a larger or principal building. The term is also used arbitrarily, usually to designate a building, as a belvedere or other covered shelter, or even a large and fully appointed building in a park or at the seaside, appropriated to purposes of amusement.
    • n pavilion A part of a building of considerable size projecting from the main body, particularly in the middle or at an angle of a front. It is usually carried up higher than the other parts of the building, and is often distinguished also by more elaborate decorative treatment.
    • n pavilion In apiculture, the middle hive in a collateral system.
    • n pavilion In heraldry, a tent used as a bearing: rare and represented in various ways, as a wall-tent, bell-tent, etc., at the choice of the artist.
    • n pavilion A coif or wig.
    • n pavilion In anatomy, the outer ear; the pinna or auricle of the ear.
    • n pavilion In brilliant-cutting, the sloping surfaces between the girdle and culet, taken together; also, the whole lower or pyramidal part of the stone, taken from the girdle and including the culet or collet. See brilliant.
    • n pavilion In music. See pavillon.
    • n pavilion A flag or ensign; specifically, the flag carried at the gaff of the mizzenmast or on the flagstaff at the stern of a ship to indicate her nationality.
    • n pavilion A gold coin struck by Edward the Black Prince for circulation in France: it weighed from 67 to 83 grains. The pavilion d'or (‘gold pavilion’) was a French gold coin struck by Philip VI. of Valois in the fourteenth century: it weighed about 79 grains. Also called ryal or royal.
    • pavilion To furnish with pavilions or tents; fill with tents.
    • pavilion To shelter with or as with a tent.
    • n pavilion In anatomy: The flaring extremity of a canal, as the external ear or the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pavilion pa-vil′yun a tent: an ornamental building often turreted or domed:
    • v.t Pavilion to furnish with pavilions: to shelter, as with a tent
    • n Pavilion pa-vil′yun (mil.) a tent raised on posts: a canopy or covering: the outer ear: a flag or ensign carried at the gaff of the mizzenmast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pavillon, fr. L. pavilio, a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pavillon—L. papilio, a butterfly, a tent.


In literature:

Desmond told the duke, in answer to a question, that his father was in his seat in the pavilion, with his eyes glued to the pitch.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
After walking for a short space, they seated themselves in a magnificent pavilion or summer-house situated at the extremity of the garden.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
In the pavilion over the Euphrates.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
In front of the duke's pavilion was hung his shield, and by its side stood his squire, fancifully dressed in rich colors.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
The arrival of these gentlemen was the signal for gathering in the pavilion where dinner was served.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
The Pavilion, gentlemen, I need hardly remind you, is fitted up for revolver practice.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
As the little company swept round the square, the two horsemen saluted our pavilion.
"Margaret Tudor" by Annie T. Colcock
A little path ran from the back of the pavilion straight up into the woods.
"The Arbiter" by Lady F. E. E. Bell
Down at the end of the long resinous avenue the Girl saw the shore road, with the pavilion shutting out the view of the harbour's mouth.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
All the ancient buildings have disappeared except the Pavilion, which was restored in 1906.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

In poetry:

But when the old cathedral bell
Proclaimed the morning prayer,
The white pavilions rose and fell
On the alarmed air.
"Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When troubles rise, and storms appear,
There may his children hide;
God has a strong pavilion where
He makes my soul abide.
"Psalm 27 part 1" by Isaac Watts
``Why you, thus welcomed to the height
Of minstrelsy and mirth,
Pavilioned high from mortal sight,
Come back again to Earth.''
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
Thy children from the strife of tongues
Shall thy pavilion hide;
Guard them from infamy and wrongs,
And crush the sons of pride.
"Psalm 31 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.
"IV: Reveille" by A E Housman
And when you've ascinded that precipice splindid
You see on its summit a wondtherful show—
A lovely Swish building, all painting and gilding,
The famous Pavilion of sweet Pimlico.
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda performs at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Aug 27, 2012 in Dallas.
Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, CA.
As I mentioned last month, I planned to spend a good deal of time in the tooling, workholding and accessories pavilions after I had "kicked the tires" in the machine halls.
Salonen stood on the podium beneath her moving image projected onto a screen suspended above the orchestra at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The stage is getting set at the Pavilion in Marion for a Gala like none other.
Hewlett-Packard is recalling an additional 54,000 lithium ion battery packs used in its Pavilion and Compaq laptops due to a potential fire hazard.
City Park's Lark in the Park 2010, which had Capital One Bank as the major sponsor and "In Style at the Peristyle dancing under the stars" as the billing, unfolded in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters to benefit restoration of the Peristyle .
Groups can now rent a picnic pavilion at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, a spot that offers some of the best views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
The walk will take place at the Stars and Stripes Pavilion at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
0 Placido Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Joshua Steele, a.k.a Flux Pavilion ( / November 14, 2012 ).
Displays an "I Voted" sticker while holding her three-week-old daughter, Ilsa, after submitting her ballot at Tenney Park Pavilion in Madison, Wis.
The two-lane road is falling apart near the Albion Woods picnic pavilion and archery range, just east of Valley Parkway.
The Gophers defeated the Boilermakers 3-0, scoring 25-23, 25-8 and 25-20 in a match played in the Sports Pavilion.

In science:

Experimental Setup The experimental setup consists of an HP Pavilion dv51120eg laptop computer as a transmitter and a Nokia N8 smartphone as a receiver.
Round-Robin Streaming with Generations