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PAVILION, n. pavil'yun. [L. papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion.]

1. A tent; a temporary movable habitation.

2. In architecture, a kind of turret or building, usually insulated and contained under a single roof; sometimes square and sometimes in the form of a dome. Sometimes a pavilion is a projecting part in the front of a building; sometimes it flanks a corner.

3. In military affairs, a tent raised on posts. The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or banner.

4. In heraldry, a covering in form of a tent,investing the armories of kings.

5. Among jewelers,the under side and corner of brilliants, lying between the girdle and collet.



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PAVILION, n. pavil'yun. [L. papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion.]

1. A tent; a temporary movable habitation.

2. In architecture, a kind of turret or building, usually insulated and contained under a single roof; sometimes square and sometimes in the form of a dome. Sometimes a pavilion is a projecting part in the front of a building; sometimes it flanks a corner.

3. In military affairs, a tent raised on posts. The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or banner.

4. In heraldry, a covering in form of a tent,investing the armories of kings.

5. Among jewelers,the under side and corner of brilliants, lying between the girdle and collet.

PA-VIL'ION, n. [pavil'yun; Fr. pavillon; Sp. pabellon; Port. pavilham; Arm. pavilhon; W. pabell; It. paviglione and padiglione; L. papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion. According to Owen, the Welsh pabell signifies a moving habitation.]

  1. A tent; a temporary movable habitation.
  2. In architecture, a kind of turret or building, usually insulated and contained under a single roof; sometimes square and sometimes in the form of a dome. Sometimes a pavilion is a projecting part in the front of a building; sometimes it flanks a corner. – Encyc.
  3. In military affairs, a tent raised on posts. The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or banner.
  4. In heraldry, a covering in form of a tent, investing this armories of kings.
  5. Among jewelers, the under side and corner of brilliants, lying between the girdle and collet.

PA-VIL'ION, v.t.

  1. To furnish with tents. – Milton.
  2. To shelter with a tent. – Pope.

Pa*vil"ion
  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. To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.

    The field pavilioned with his guardians bright. Milton.

  3. 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.
  4. A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
  5. Same as Tent (Her.)
  6. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant.
  7. The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
  8. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.

    The pavilion of heaven is bare. Shelley.

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Pavilion

PAVILION, noun pavil'yun. [Latin papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion ]

1. A tent; a temporary movable habitation.

2. In architecture, a kind of turret or building, usually insulated and contained under a single roof; sometimes square and sometimes in the form of a dome. Sometimes a pavilion is a projecting part in the front of a building; sometimes it flanks a corner.

3. In military affairs, a tent raised on posts. The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or banner.

4. In heraldry, a covering in form of a tent, investing the armories of kings.

5. Among jewelers, the under side and corner of brilliants, lying between the girdle and collet.

PAVIL'ION, verb transitive To furnish with tents.

1. To shelter with a tent.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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