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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Brimming with possibilities only limited by your imagination, the backyard offers plenty of room for a pool, spa, cabana, outdoor kitchen, bocce, vegetable gardens and so much more. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Historic Fremont estate at The Gardens of Palmdale," 3 Sep. 2019 Outside, a new swimming pool and spa are paired with a cabana with an outdoor shower. Los Angeles Times, "Home of the Week: Encino new build puts forth a fresh face," 24 Aug. 2019 Family celebrations, trips, holidays, beach days at the cabana in Watch Hill and visits to Ocean Trail in Jupiter were a highlight for all., "Sandra J. Mather," 25 July 2019 The cabanas were constructed back in 2014, and can accommodate two queen-sized beds, a full bathroom, a large kitchen and dining area. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Hold Up, There's an Entire Island for Sale in Belize for Under $500k," 17 July 2019 That portion of the island already housed a gym, tiki hut, nature observation cabana and dive pavilion, according to the documents. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, "Jeffrey Epstein's bizarre blue-striped building on private island raised alarm," 1 Aug. 2019 The indoor 60,000 square-foot polo and equestrian arena boasts 40 stalls and is adjacent to a lighted tennis court, lakeside dock with cabana and outdoor kitchen, and a zipline tower. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Nearly $6M slashed from price of 'equestrian masterpiece' Brookshire ranch," 25 July 2019 Photo: Gary James/Provo Pictures/Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty There is a 200-foot hardwood dock, a tennis court, a staff gatehouse and multiple cabanas. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Caribbean Estate Formerly Owned by Prince Sells for $10.8 Million," 19 June 2019 For an elevated yet lively experience, head to Seaside Santorini, where there are cabanas, oysters, and Moet champagne aplenty. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Where to Stay and What to Do in Santorini—For Those Not On Their Honeymoon," 28 May 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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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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