[ guh-zey-boh, -zee- ]
/ gəˈzeɪ boʊ, -ˈzi- /

noun, plural ga·ze·bos, ga·ze·boes.

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 gazebo

First recorded in 1745–55; origin uncertain

Definition for gazebo (2 of 2)

[ guh-zey-boh, -zee- ]
/ gəˈzeɪ boʊ, -ˈzi- /

noun, plural ga·ze·bos. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for gazebo

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for gazebo

/ (ɡəˈziːbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos or -boes

a summerhouse, garden pavilion, or belvedere, sited to command a view

Word Origin for gazebo

C18: perhaps a pseudo-Latin coinage based on gaze
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