- 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
Examples from the Web for gazebo
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
The Folly was a long two-storied house, with a tower or gazebo at one end.Recollections of Old Liverpool
- a summerhouse, garden pavilion, or belvedere, sited to command a view
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.