Definition of veranda in English:


Syllabification: ve·ran·da
Pronunciation: /vəˈrandə
(also verandah)


A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
More example sentences
  • Meals are served in the house, on the veranda, or on mats placed on the ground outside the house.
  • It is further supported by ‘front-of-house’ outdoor living spaces such as porches, verandahs, and courtyards.
  • Meet me outside on the veranda when you finish eating, please.
porch, gallery, balcony, lanai, sun porch, stoop


early 18th century: from Hindi varaṇḍā, from Portuguese varanda 'railing, balustrade'.



More example sentences
  • Was there really a market, even in Sri Lanka, for a genuine, galleried, verandahed and slightly dog-eared, colonial hotel?
  • When not flying, the Lancers frequented the game tables in their verandaed ops shack north of Wing.
  • The street they walk along is open on the left hand side with verandahed shops on the other side.

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