noun \və-ˈran-də\

: a long, open structure on the outside of a building that has a roof

Full Definition of VERANDA

:  a usually roofed open gallery or portico attached to the exterior of a building

Variants of VERANDA

ve·ran·da or ve·ran·dah \və-ˈran-də\

Examples of VERANDA

  1. <whiling away the afternoon from the inn's wide veranda>

Origin of VERANDA

Hindi & Urdu varaṇḍā
First Known Use: 1711

Related to VERANDA

gallery [Southern & Midland], lanai, piazza [dialect], stoop, porch (or verandah)

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with VERANDA


Next Word in the Dictionary: verandaed
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Veracruzano
All Words Near: veranda

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up veranda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More