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A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a wide view.

[Italian : bel, bello, beautiful (from Latin bellus; see deu- in Indo-European roots) + vedere, to see, view (from Latin vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˈbɛlvɪˌdɪə; ˌbɛlvɪˈdɪə)
(Architecture) a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine view. See also gazebo
[C16: from Italian: beautiful sight]


(ˈbɛl vɪˌdɪər, ˌbɛl vɪˈdɪər)

a structure, as a turret, cupola, or gazebo, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing view.
[1590–1600; < Italian: fine view < Latin bellus fine + vidēre to see]


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An open-sided roofed terrace, usually at the top of a building, with a commanding or interesting view of a town square, formal garden, or landscape.
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Noun1.belvedere - densely branched Eurasian plantbelvedere - densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.belvedere - a gazebo sited to command a fine view
gazebo, summerhouse - a small roofed building affording shade and rest
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The attractions and sights of the village of Streno can be seen from a new lookout tower, called Streno, on Spicak hill.
Minutes after breakfast we were checking out the Netherlands' capital's latest attraction, the A'DAM Lookout tower - the city's highest viewing point and home to Europe's highest swing.
A COASTAL lookout tower that has been brought back into use is now officially among the search and rescue teams protecting the coast.
From here, we visited the famous Cheddar Gorge caves, discovered the history of that tasty cheese and climbed the 274 steps up to the top of Jacob's Ladder and a further 48 up the Lookout Tower for breathtaking views of the entire area.
One of the two wooden structures (above) is used as a ladder, jumping platform, and lookout tower, while the other supports a tire swing.
The Aguinaldo Shrine has a floor area of over 1,300 sqm and is divided into three areas-the main house, a lookout tower and the family wing-on a 4,864 sqm lot.
A key feature of the property is a lookout tower with town and river views.
This cosy khazi in a wood near Pudasjarvi, Finland, is the last structure standing from an old fire lookout tower
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There are nine different rooms for endless play: Turtles' Living Room, Splinter's Meditation Room, Skate Park Half-Pipe, Mikey's Pad, Turtles' Dojo, Street Level Lookout Tower, Donnie's Workshop, Computer Lab, and Turtles' Jail.
They will be enhanced and extended with new features that could include a lookout tower with views of the Hudson River.
The township is receiving $1 million from the province to develop its Railway Street lookout tower and rest area to provide visitors with a view of the waterfront and the new Nipigon River Bridge, now under construction.