(French) pavillon, from (Latin) pavilio a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings.
1. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; especially, a tent raised on posts. "[The] Greeks do pitch their brave pavilions." (Shakespeare)2. (Architecture) 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. (Military) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.4. (Heraldry) Same as Tent (Heraldry)5. That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illustration of Brilliant.6. (Anatomy) 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.
imperfect & past participle Pavilioned; present participle & verbal noun Pavilioning.
To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents. The field pavilioned with his guardians bright. Milton.
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From Middle English pavilloun, from Anglo-Norman pavilloun, from Latin pāpiliōnem, form of pāpiliō (“butterfly, moth”) (due to resemblance of tent to a butterfly’s wings), of unknown origin. Cognate to French pavillon (“pavilion”) and papillon (“butterfly”), and similar terms in other Romance languages.
(part of ear): auricle, pinna
pavilion (plural pavilions) an ornate tent a light roofed structure used as a shelter in a public place a structure, sometimes temporary, erected to house exhibits at a fair, etc (cricket) the building where the players change clothes, wait to bat, and eat their meals a detached or semi-detached building at a hospital or other building complex the lower surface of a brilliant-cut gemstone, lying between the girdle and collet (anatomy) the cartiliginous part of the outer ear; auricle (anatomy) The fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube. (military) A flag, ensign, or banner. (heraldry) A tent used as a bearing. A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky. Shelley The pavilion of heaven is bare.
pavilion (third-person singular simple present pavilions, present participle pavilioning, simple past and past participle pavilioned) (transitive) to furnish with a pavilion (transitive) to put inside a pavilion (transitive, figuratively) to enclose or surround (after Robert Grant's hymn line "pavilioned in splendour")
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