- 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
Historical Examples of 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 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.