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

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Here is a closer look at the elements of the cabana. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "A Miami Hospitality Exec Gives His Backyard a Resort-Style Makeover," 15 May 2018 The unit also comes with a beach cabana, 10 parking spaces and a separate guest apartment on a lower floor. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Miami ‘Townhouse in the Sky’ Asks $48 Million," 11 Oct. 2018 This includes anyone riding a Sea-Doo, anyone who rented a beach cabana, and anyone driving a Jeep Wrangler with no doors. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How Long Does It Take to Remove the Doors on a Wrangler?," 31 Dec. 2018 Drop the kids off at Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, and book a couples’ cabana at the resort's indoor-outdoor spa. 19. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The 32-year-old actress is currently living in Mykonos, Greece, and owns cabanas for rent at her Lohan Beach House. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Lindsay Lohan: Women speaking out about #MeToo experiences 'look weak'," 9 Aug. 2018 Out back by the 30-foot by 60-foot pool, the two-story cabana features a terrace facing the bay and a half-bath on the first level, with one bedroom and a full bedroom on the second. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Al Capone’s Former Miami Beach Mansion is For Sale," 19 Apr. 2018 Outside, there is a pool and a cabana with a wood-burning fireplace. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Shonda Rhimes Asks $10 Million for Glitzy L.A. House," 8 Oct. 2018 The bright, colorful cabana space plays host to a lot of good cheer. Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018

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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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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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