What does the word pagoda mean?

Usage examples for pagoda

  1. I flash a glimpse of Burmese temples, of villages in Java, of the sombre purple masses of the walls of the Tartar city at Pekin with squat pagoda- guarded gates. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  2. And yet, when he thought of her passionate outburst in the Pagoda, her sudden disappearance- why, if all were well, should he have this heavy heart, why should he be visited with this mysterious anxiety, which oppressed his breath, and aroused a hundred sorrowful ideas? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  3. The words startled him, and he flung down his angle to meet him, and, finding it was true, was mightily rejoiced to see it; but he was afraid he should not have enough to purchase it, though he was resolved to part with all the money he had, which was but one pagoda, to buy it; but his black boy persuading him to slight it, and leave it to him to buy it, he at length obtained it for a knit cap. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe