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[guh-zey-boh, -zee-] /gəˈzeɪ boʊ, -ˈzi-/
noun, plural gazebos, gazeboes.
a structure, as an open or latticework pavilion or summerhouse, built on a site that provides an attractive view.
a small roofed structure that is screened on all sides, used for outdoor entertaining and dining.
Origin of gazebo1
1745-55; origin uncertain


[guh-zey-boh, -zee-] /gəˈzeɪ boʊ, -ˈzi-/
noun, plural gazebos.
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Examples from the Web for gazebo
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  • One gazebo wants to buy a castle in the old country; another wants a racing stable; another a steam yacht.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • And if I find any gazebo getting too thick with her, then up speaks little Bertie for the word that makes her his.

    The Readjustment Will Irwin
  • The Folly was a long two-storied house, with a tower or gazebo at one end.

British Dictionary definitions for gazebo


noun (pl) -bos, -boes
a summerhouse, garden pavilion, or belvedere, sited to command a view
Word Origin
C18: perhaps a pseudo-Latin coinage based on gaze
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Word Origin and History for gazebo

1752, supposedly a facetious formation from gaze + -bo, Latin first person singular future tense suffix (cf. videbo "I shall see"), on model of earlier belvedere "cupola," from Italian bello verde "handsome sight." But perhaps rather a corruption of some oriental word.

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