: a lightweight structure with living facilities
: 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 Perks include private beach access, complimentary bike rentals and tennis court reservations, and oceanfront cabanas that can fit you and all the girls. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 20 Feb. 2024 There’s also a six-acre pool complex — with seven luxury pools and private cabanas — set to open in spring 2024. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2024 Overlooking the backyard, a furnished covered patio can be used year-round, while 5,000 square feet of terracing includes an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, swimming pool, and tented cabana that’s complete with a television. Mark David, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 Its plant-forward bar and restaurant Minerva’s Pool House includes an outdoor patio and a lounge with reservable cabanas and sunbeds. Abigail Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2024 There was a private elevator to the roof; Mr. Ostrow rented that, too, and built a beach in the sky, trucking in sand and setting up cabanas and umbrellas. Penelope Green, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Two pools and two jacuzzi tubs, as well as three piers and multiple beach cabanas, are sprinkled along the shoreline. Madison Roberts, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 There are also a variety of cabanas for rent, including on beach cabanas, those with individual slides into the lagoon, and cabanas floating in the water. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 Homeowners in the Ridgewood Place community enjoy access to two community pools with covered cabanas and a lakeside community park with playground. Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


Spanish cabaña, literally, hut, from Medieval Latin capanna

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabana was in 1890

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“Cabana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


ca·​bana kə-ˈban-(y)ə How to pronounce cabana (audio)
: a shelter usually with an open side facing the sea or a swimming pool

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