ca·bana | \kə-ˈban-yə, -ˈba-nə \

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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Another home in Dallas is reminiscent of an art museum with large floor-to-ceiling arcs along the front of the home, a beautiful double staircase, and a cabana and tennis court. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Take a look at the most expensive homes for sale in Texas," 11 July 2018 Among the property’s movie star-worthy niceties are two 75-foot long pools, which are connected by an over-water walkway and flanked by eight cabanas and an organic juice bar. Jenna Gottlieb, Vogue, "The Hottest Hotel Pools to Cool Down In This Summer," 21 June 2018 The house sits on an oversized lot, and its exterior features include a 40-foot-long pool, a cabana with summer kitchen and a large covered terrace. Robyn A. Friedman,, "Renovated home of ex-Calvin Klein CEO listed for almost $8 million," 16 Apr. 2018 But this rich and romantic tale has twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your cabana chair. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "'The Summer Wives' sizzles with tale of passion, murder, money," 9 July 2018 Three furnished cabana studio units — with bedroom, bathroom and desk space — are situated on the fourth floor of the Riva. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Riva luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale has cabana studios for residents' guests to use," 26 June 2018 The winner will receive an all-expense paid getaway to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Kentucky, and the runner up will go home with a private cabana at Roof’s Memorial Day celebration. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "15 Kentucky Derby specials and events in Chicago," 3 May 2017 There were two cabana-like structures that were about 10 feet in diameter made of concrete. John Kelly, Washington Post, "An odd number. An odd place. Readers reminisce about Prince George’s Number 9 Pond," 26 May 2018 The resort’s hallmark Adventure Water Park features a 110-foot-long waterslide, as well as a 900-foot lazy river and a standing wave, but those seeking a little more R&R can kick back in a garden cabana at the quiet and beautiful Aguamiel Pool. Ali Van Houten, Sunset, "12 Luxury Spa Resorts Worth the Splurge," 22 Jan. 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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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, -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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