Pavilion

Definition of Pavilion

Pa`vil´ion
n.1.A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
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.
v. t.1.To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
[imp. & p. p. Pavilioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pavilioning.]
The field pavilioned with his guardians bright.
- Milton.

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