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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
  • The park has an outdoor pavilion with picnic tables, and a gazebo.
  • So he usually makes it to the gazebo for a while and back in.
  • The dining table stood on a platform with a canopy overhead, giving the effect of an indoor gazebo.
  • The gazebo pictured above and at right was shot from two different angles, but you get the idea.
  • The arbor covers a stone path that leads from the house to a gazebo overlooking a pond.
  • There were the bridesmaids, in purple, under the gazebo.
  • After a full day of sightseeing, relax in the cedar gazebo and hot tub.
  • Ramble around grounds, across the stone bridge to the quiet garden gazebo or past the pastures with walking horses.
  • Other features include a volleyball court and a gazebo with a barbecue grill and fire pit.
  • Weddings take place in an idyllic lawn area with a covered gazebo for the ceremony.
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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