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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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.) 
  5.  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. 
  7.  A  covering;  a  canopy;  figuratively,  the  sky. 
  The  pavilion  of  heaven  is  bare.  --Shelley. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  The  field  pavilioned  with  his  guardians  bright. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  large  and  often  sumptuous  tent  [syn:  {marquee}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  tent  or  tabernacle  (2  Sam.  22:12;  1  Kings  20:12-16),  or 
  enclosure  (Ps.  18:11;  27:5).  In  Jer.  43:10  it  probably  denotes 
  the  canopy  suspended  over  the  judgement-seat  of  the  king. 

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