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Definition of pavilion (Meaning of pavilion)
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Pavilion Pa*vil"ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pavilioned}; p. pr.
	     & vb. n. {Pavilioning}.]
	     To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
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	           The field pavilioned with his guardians bright.
	                                                    --Milton.
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	  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.
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	     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.
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	     3. (Mil.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
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	     4. (Her.) Same as {Tent} (Her.)
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	     5. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and
	        collet. See Illust. of {Brilliant}.
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	     6. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated
	        extremity of the Fallopian tube.
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	     7. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
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	              The pavilion of heaven is bare.       --Shelley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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