Definition of veranda in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈrandə/
(also verandah)


1A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor: I’ll be on the veranda
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.
1.1Australian /NZ A roof over the pavement in front of a shop.
Example sentences
  • 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.



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.


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

  • This is from Hindi varanḍā, which was borrowed from Portuguese varanda ‘railing, balustrade’.

Words that rhyme with veranda

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, withstander, zander

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