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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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On the one hand, you are a sugar refiner, while, on the other hand, you are an Apollo Belvedere.
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One fine morning a young man whose hair was not immoderately long, but abundant and curly, and who was otherwise English in his equipment, had just turned his back on the Belvedere Torso in the Vatican and was looking out on the magnificent view of the mountains from the adjoining round vestibule.
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Mrs Booth announced the scholarship, set up in Dame Heilbron's memory, to pay for a girl from Belvedere wishing to go into the legal profession.
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However, Prince was able to land a restraining order that prevents Bell from setting foot on Belvedere, except for an hour on Mondays.
s AG Real Estate Fund, Belvedere Capital, Scoggin Capital, and developed by Irwin Cohen, the building underwent a remarkable transformation and is today the home of the City's finest diverse gourmet marketplace as well as the most sought after office space in the burgeoning neighborhood.
It may be more than coincidental that Leonbruno framed the views with an arcade inspired by Bramante's Belvedere courtyard.
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