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Meaning of PAVILION

Pronunciation:  pu'vilyun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  large and often sumptuous tent

PAVILION is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: marquee
 See Also: collapsible shelter, tent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa*vil"ion\, n. [F. pavillon, fr. L. pavilio a
    butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a
    butterfly's wings.]
    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.
  2. \Pa*vil"ion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pavilioned}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Pavilioning}.]
    To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
          The field pavilioned with his guardians bright.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a tent or tabernacle (2 Sam. 22:12; 1 Kings 20:12-16), or enclosure (Ps. 18:11; 27:5). In Jer. 43:10 it probably denotes the canopy suspended over the judgement-seat of the king.

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