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pa·go·da

 (pə-gō′də)
n.
1.
a. A religious building of East Asia and Southeast Asia, especially a multistory Buddhist tower with overhanging eaves separating each level, erected as a memorial or shrine.
b. A stupa.
2. A structure, such as a garden pavilion, built in imitation of a multistory Buddhist tower.

[Portuguese pagode, perhaps from Tamil pagavadi, from Sanskrit bhagavatī, goddess, from feminine of bhagavat-, blessed, from bhagaḥ, good fortune; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

pagoda

(pəˈɡəʊdə) or

pagod

n
(Buddhism) an Indian or Far Eastern temple, esp a tower, usually pyramidal and having many storeys
[C17: from Portuguese pagode, ultimately from Sanskrit bhagavatī divine]

pa•go•da

(pəˈgoʊ də)

n., pl. -das.
a temple or sacred building of the Far East, usu. a tower having an upward-curving roof over each story.
[1625–35; < Portuguese pagode temple « Persian butkada (but idol + kada temple, dwelling)]

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A Buddhist Indian, Southeast Asian or Chinese temple in the form of a tower, copied as a decorative building in Europe from the eighteenth century P’ai Lou, a highly decorated Chinese gateway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pagoda - an Asian templepagoda - an Asian temple; usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
Translations
باغودا، مَعْبد في الشَّرق الأوسَط
pagoda
pagode
pagodi
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pagóîa
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pagoda

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pagoda

(pəˈgəudə) noun
a Chinese temple, built in the shape of a tall tower, each storey of which has its own narrow strip of overhanging roof.
References in classic literature ?
Greece crowned her mountains with a temple harmonious to the eye; India disembowelled hers, to chisel therein those monstrous subterranean pagodas, borne up by gigantic rows of granite elephants.
Moscow, the Asiatic capital of this great empire, the sacred city of Alexander's people, Moscow with its innumerable churches shaped like Chinese pagodas.
Mosques, minarets, temples, fakirs, pagodas, tigers, snakes, elephants
What did he care for Spain and its cities, Cordova, Toledo, Leon; what to him were the pagodas of Burmah and the lagoons of South Sea Islands?
Almost as flushed as she had been in my dream, she leaned over the edge of the bank and began to demolish our flowery pagoda.
But Fun See was delightfully Chinese from his junk-like shoes to the button on his pagoda hat; for he had got himself up in style, and was a mass of silk jackets and slouchy trousers.
From the willow walk projected a slight wooden pier ending in a sort of pagoda-like summer-house; and in the pagoda a lady stood, leaning against the rail, her back to the shore.
China Sailor Rattle thy teeth, then, and pound away; make a pagoda of thyself.
The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.
Haviland," he added, stepping to his writing table, "this lacquered shrine, with its pagoda roof, has been attributed to Kobo-Daishi, and has stood upon the writing table of seven emperors.
On the present occasion, Traddles was so hemmed in by the pagoda and the guitar-case, and Dora's flower-painting, and my writing-table, that I had serious doubts of the possibility of his using his knife and fork; but he protested, with his own good-humour, 'Oceans of room, Copperfield
His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself.