noun vil·la \ˈvi-lə\

: a large house or estate that is usually located in the country

: a house that you can rent and live in when on vacation

: a house in the city with a yard and garden

Full Definition of VILLA

:  a country estate
:  the rural or suburban residence of a wealthy person
British :  a detached or semidetached urban residence with yard and garden space

Examples of VILLA

  1. They rented a seaside villa for two weeks.
  2. <a millionaire with a luxurious villa in Mexico>

Origin of VILLA

Italian, from Latin; akin to Latin vicus village — more at vicinity
First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with VILLA


biographical name Vil·la \ˈvē-yə\

Definition of VILLA

Francisco 1878–1923 Pan*cho \ˈpän-(ˌ)chō, ˈpan-\ Villa originally Doroteo Arango Mex. bandit & revolutionary
VILLAS Defined for Kids


noun vil·la \ˈvi-lə\

Definition of VILLA for Kids

:  a large house or estate usually in the country


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