One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A summerhouse or other decorative building used as a shelter in a park or large garden.
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- ‘The waterfalls were crystal clear, while elegant pavilions stand under trees that drip with bright red flowers.’
- ‘There is just one day left to catch a glimpse of the shortlisted design proposals for a new pavilion in Priory Park.’
- ‘Center stage is a pavilion surrounded by gardens.’
- ‘The Grade ll listed glass pavilions at the gardens are one of the earliest examples of curvilinear glasshouses ever built.’
- ‘The pavilions and courtyards are dramatically arranged on a pair of rocky hills overlooking the Indian Ocean.’
- ‘The absence of walls on the central pavilion allows in the soft sea breezes to waft through.’
- ‘Bamboo pavilions, grass sheds and wooden bridges are placed along the path.’
- ‘But before I succumb to more frivolous imaginings, we should perhaps ask if the metaphor of the pavilion in the garden is relevant here.’
- ‘Two other large pavilions within the park are dedicated to group shows organized by the Biennale director and invited curators.’
- ‘As we approached the pavilion in the park, we could see hundreds of people talking and eating, and could hear live music and laughter.’
- ‘Young offenders responsible for vandalising some of Hull's most attractive areas have redeemed themselves by restoring a ruined pavilion in West Park to its former glory.’
- ‘Chris pulled into a parking spot relatively close to a pavilion at Moss Park.’
- ‘We found our crew hanging around the park pavilion.’
- ‘There will also be a pavilion with parking spaces.’
- ‘In the event, the practice has created a pastoral campus with pavilions, canals and groves of trees, in harmony with its surroundings.’
- ‘Essentially a series of pavilions, the house offers intimate connections with the surrounding bush, juxtaposed with stunning Auckland vistas.’
- ‘On the lower roof are a glass pavilion and roof garden.’
- ‘We joined a handful of people standing on a viewing pavilion watching the mighty volume of water cascading and spraying to the river below.’
- 1.1 Used in the names of buildings used for theatrical or other entertainments.‘the second concert at the White Rock Pavilion’
- ‘The book is sold at The Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins at the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok for 500 baht.’
- ‘The visitors can take a look at The Royal Thai Decorations and the Coin Pavilion.’
- ‘He will hold a multimedia slide show on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam.’
- ‘The Pavilion was opened in 1935 and took its name from Earl De La Warr, who was the local mayor at the time.’
- ‘The Lifestyles Pavilion will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Saturday, March 22 through Monday, March 24.’
- ‘They play the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on Monday.’
- ‘The San Francisco Antiques show takes place at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center between October 26 and 29.’
- ‘You can still do it at the Chaat Stand at the Raj Pavilion.’
- ‘Self-catering properties include Baille Hill House and Bishopgate Pavilion, both in York, and Beech Farm Holiday Cottages in Pickering.’
- 1.2 A detached or semidetached block at a hospital or other building complex.
- ‘Phase one upgrades for the center include a new 4,600-square-foot pond center complex with a pavilion for class orientation.’
- ‘Benches and a fountain, as well as flowers and plants sent in from all over the world made the otherwise clean hospital pavilion somewhat serene.’
- ‘Demolition work will start at the end of the month and officials hope the pavilion will be completed by the Autumn.’
- ‘It is hoped that the new pavilion will be completed by the end of April.’
- ‘Treatment rooms for massage and mud baths run around the east edge of the complex and the new pavilion at the southeast corner houses the doctors and their consulting rooms.’
- 1.3 A large tent with a peak and crenellated decorations, used especially at a show or fair.
- ‘Then came the German pavilions at world fairs - in New York, in Chicago, in Buenos Aires, in Helsinki.’
- ‘Few visitors to the Russian pavilions at world's fairs, however, appreciated the serious nature the Russian revival held for Russians.’
- ‘In 1900 he received a commission by the Austrian government to decorate the Austrian pavilion for the World Fair in Paris of 1900.’
- ‘The fair featured a pavilion decorated in the style of Hatshepsut's mortuary temple.’
- ‘The 1939 fair had pavilions from nations across the globe; there are two countries represented in the cards: Sudan and the Vatican.’
- ‘Ma'am, you'd hardly believe that I was once the owner of a great pavilion tent that was the attraction of the fair.’
- 1.4 A temporary building, stand, or other structure in which items are displayed by a dealer or exhibitor at a trade exhibition.
- ‘In 1967, he hosted the British pavilion at the World Exhibition in Montreal, Expo '67.’
- ‘Other ideas could, with luck, be tried out on temporary exhibition pavilions.’
- ‘The company was one of 16 Irish companies that exhibited at the Irish pavilion at Telecom World in Geneva last week.’
- ‘Richly decorated, grand pavilions and tents stand at the ready.’
- ‘Aston Martins and Bentleys are on display in the auto pavilion just a stone's throw from the latest John Deere models.’
- ‘But, with a month to go and many of the temporary stands, pavilions and marquees needed to accommodate the 60,000 visitors a day still to be erected, is he at all nervous?’
- ‘Mr Brennan said some facilities which ‘starred’ last year when temporary pavilions were in place, such as the lawn canopies, would remain.’
- ‘Is it sufficient, as the submission suggests, to provide for conversion as a temporary pavilion or exhibition space?’
- ‘Rejected by the Universal Exposition of 1867, he set up a separate exhibition in a private pavilion, next to Courbet's.’
- ‘It now includes 22 national pavilions with 840 exhibits from 38 countries.’
- ‘It has been exhibited in museum and gallery venues around the world, and the exhibitors in the pavilion are looking forward to exposing attendees to the genre.’
- ‘But close up, the building is clearly much more substantial and tectonically satisfying than any temporary exhibition pavilion.’
- ‘Some 25 football fields would be needed to lay out all the pavilions and exhibition booths.’
- ‘It represents Queen Victoria and family surrounded by imperial dignitaries gathered inside the pavilion of the Great Exhibition.’
- ‘The pavilion and the materials exhibited within are so simple that one cannot identify the country's characteristics.’
2A usually highly decorated projecting subdivision of a building.
3The part of a cut gemstone below the girdle.
4British A building at a sports ground used for changing and taking refreshments.
Middle English (denoting a large decorated tent): from Old French pavillon, from Latin papilio(n-) ‘butterfly or tent’.
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