ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈban-yə How to pronounce cabana (audio) , -ˈba-nə How to pronounce cabana (audio) \

Definition of cabana

1 : a lightweight structure with living facilities
2 : a tentlike shelter usually with an open side facing a beach or swimming pool

Examples of cabana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were no lighted pathways or cabanas onshore, no host preparing sashimi, or D.J.s spinning tunes. Porter Fox, New York Times, "On a Bahamas Sail, 8 Friends Get a Taste of Robinson Crusoe," 18 Dec. 2019 Multiple patios and a cabana extend the living space outdoors. Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: Tobey Maguire and Cheryl Tiegs get back into the realty market," 5 Oct. 2019 The resort also has six bars and things like hammock groves a well as extra-cost cabanas by the beach or pool as well as water sport activities. Richard Tribou,, "Virgin Voyages first ship Scarlet Lady set for sea trials, nails down Miami arrival," 18 July 2019 Dance in the shallow pool with other partiers, enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars, lounge on a day bed or splurge for a cabana and get access to the VIP bar behind the DJ stand that faces the pool. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 The fenced backyard hosts a 100-year-old oak tree and also boasts a heated pool and spa, covered patio/deck, outdoor fireplace, sprinkler system, and cabana with a summer kitchen. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "River Oaks home offers sophisticated living and entertaining," 26 Oct. 2019 The development is National Green Building Standard certified, with a clubhouse, cabana and pool, along with an exercise room and connecting walking trail. William Thornton |, al, "Birmingham contractor finishes Madison, Charlotte projects," 7 Oct. 2019 Create the ideal resort-style outdoor mecca with pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, cabana or guesthouse. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Danville estate makes the most of its amazing views of Mount Diablo," 18 Sep. 2019 Highlights of the resort are a lagoon-style pool, hammock groves, six bars, private cabanas and areas for water sports and beach activities. Richard Tribou,, "Virgin Voyages reveals new video of private Bahamas resort," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of cabana

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabana

Spanish cabaña, literally, hut, from Medieval Latin capanna

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The first known use of cabana was in 1890

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8 Jan 2020

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“Cabana.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cabana

: a small, simple building that has a roof and usually walls and is often used by people at a beach or swimming pool


ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈba-nyə How to pronounce cabana (audio) , -nə \

Kids Definition of cabana

: a shelter usually with an open side used by people at a beach or swimming pool

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