Definition of pavilion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈvɪliən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈvɪliən//
    Public spaces
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  1. 1a temporary building used at public events and exhibitions the US pavilion at the Trade Fair See related entries: Public spaces
  2. 2(British English) a building next to a sports ground, used by players and people watching the game a cricket pavilion See related entries: Public spaces
  3. 3(North American English) a large building used for sports or entertainment the Pauley Pavilion, home of the university’s basketball team See related entries: Public spaces
  4. 4a building that is meant to be more beautiful than useful, built as a shelter in a park or used for concerts and dances his first show at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool See related entries: Public spaces
  5. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a large decorated tent): from Old French pavillon, from Latin papilio(n-) ‘butterfly or tent’.
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