Pa*vil"ion (?), n. [F. pavillon, fr. L. pavilio a butterfly, also, a tent, because spread out like a butterfly's wings.]


A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.

"[The] Greeks do pitch their brave pavilions."


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.


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.


A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.

The pavilion of heaven is bare. Shelley.


© Webster 1913.

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.

The field pavilioned with his guardians bright. Milton.


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