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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)]

pagoda


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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
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pagóîa
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[pəˈgəʊdə] npagode f

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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 ?
While Daedalus, who is force, measured; while Orpheus, who is intelligence, sang;--the pillar, which is a letter; the arcade, which is a syllable; the pyramid, which is a word,--all set in movement at once by a law of geometry and by a law of poetry, grouped themselves, combined, amalgamated, descended, ascended, placed themselves side by side on the soil, ranged themselves in stories in the sky, until they had written under the dictation of the general idea of an epoch, those marvellous books which were also marvellous edifices: the Pagoda of Eklinga, the Rhamseion of Egypt, the Temple of Solomon.
Didn't you hear us calling you?' 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. I had never seen her so energetic; she was panting with zeal, and the perspiration stood in drops on her short, yielding upper lip.
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.
I suspect it may have been because nothing had a place of its own, except Jip's pagoda, which invariably blocked up the main thoroughfare.
His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself.
There was a shallow bar at the mouth of the river which ought to have been kept down, but the authorities of the State were piously busy gilding afresh the great Buddhist Pagoda just then, and I suppose had no money to spare for dredging operations.
"Then it's very wicked and cruel of you to wish so," said Maggie, starting up hurriedly from her place on the floor, and upsetting Tom's wonderful pagoda. She really did not mean it, but the circumstantial evidence was against her, and Tom turned white with anger, but said nothing; he would have struck her, only he knew it was cowardly to strike a girl, and Tom Tulliver was quite determined he would never do anything cowardly.
*"Moscow, the Asiatic capital of this great empire, the sacred city of Alexander's people, Moscow with its innumerable churches shaped like Chinese pagodas."