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bel·ve·dere

 (bĕl′vĭ-dîr′)
n.
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).]

belvedere

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

bel•ve•dere

(ˈbɛl vɪˌdɪər, ˌbɛl vɪˈdɪər)

n.
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]

belvedere


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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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said Flora, 'with the grapes growing everywhere and lava necklaces and bracelets too that land of poetry with burning mountains picturesque beyond belief though if the organ-boys come away from the neighbourhood not to be scorched nobody can wonder being so young and bringing their white mice with them most humane, and is she really in that favoured land with nothing but blue about her and dying gladiators and Belvederes though Mr F.
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.
Perhaps even then I should not have moved away, if the rest of the party had not returned to this room, and announced that they were going to the Belvedere Gallery to settle a bet which had arisen between my brother and Mr.