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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Recent Examples on the Web To cope with the new rules as chilly weather has made its way to southern Nevada, one Las Vegas restaurant, Esther’s Kitchen, has expanded into its parking lot in the city’s Arts District with eight cabana-style structures. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Seaweed surplus, vaccine dose reductions, DC gets help: News from around our 50 states," 21 Dec. 2020 Outdoor amenities include a cabana, kitchen with a pizza oven, pool and sport court. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Firm sells most estates in Dallas County, per MLS," 7 June 2020 Nelson said his plans included a welcome center, a convenience store that would sell alcohol, a lazy river, dog park, playgrounds, pools and a cabana. Sara Pagones,, "Plan to turn old golf course into RV park gets derailed by Parish Council," 8 Jan. 2021 Outdoor amenities include a Wolfe grill and Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator protected by electric screens, a pool, a cabana and a guest house. Dallas News, "Four Preston Hollow are primed for the holidays," 6 Dec. 2020 There are also several guesthouses, a swimming pool with a cabana, a basketball court, a tennis court and a 50-seat movie theater, The Wall Street Journal reported when the property came on the market. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Once Asking $100 Million, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Sells to Billionaire Ron Burkle for $22 Million," 24 Dec. 2020 The cabana has won several awards for its innovative design, including the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Product of the Year at the 2016 Creative Child Awards, and Outside Gear of the Show at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Awards. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "This cabana is the perfect place to take with you to just hang out...literally," 19 Dec. 2020 Unfortunately, as far as the state is concerned, your beachside cabana may as well be squarely in the middle of Manhattan, and you will be taxed as such. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Pandemic-boosted remote workforce may be in for a shock at tax time," 30 Dec. 2020 Dip into the Seven Stars Resort's adults-only saltwater pool to take in the underwater music or check out the family-friendly main pool and grab a shady cabana. Michelle Stansbury, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Turks and Caicos," 23 Dec. 2020

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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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25 Feb 2021

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“Cabana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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