Pavilion 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) Same as {Tent} (Her.) [1913 Webster]

5. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of {Brilliant}. [1913 Webster]

6. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube. [1913 Webster]

7. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky. [1913 Webster]

The pavilion of heaven is bare. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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