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veranda

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Pronunciation: /vəˈrandə
 
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(also verandah)

Definition of veranda in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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

Derivatives

verandaed

1
adjective
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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