Definition of veranda in English:


Line breaks: ver|anda
Pronunciation: /vəˈrandə
(also verandah)


  • 1A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor: I’ll be on the veranda
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Australian /NZ A roof over the pavement in front of a shop.
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    • I remember the ice melting on the front verandah.
    • There was a verandah out the front where we sipped our milkshakes and watched the utes driving past.
    • Rows of leopards with bared teeth and hammered spots decorate shop verandahs.



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  • 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.


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

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