Belvedere



a building, or architectural feature of a building, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing scene.
a cigar, shorter and with thinner ends than a corona.
(initial capital letter) a palace in Vatican City, Rome, used as an art gallery.
Historical Examples

Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
Verner’s Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 68, June, 1863 Various
Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various
Michelangelo Romain Rolland
Albert Savarus Honore de Balzac
Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway

noun
a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine view See also gazebo
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