ramada

noun
ra·​ma·​da | \ rə-ˈmä-də How to pronounce ramada (audio) \

Definition of ramada

Southwest
: a roofed shelter with usually open sides

Examples of ramada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the park, six-year-old Esmay gets out of her grandparent’s car and waits patiently in the shade of the ramada for her bag. AZCentral.com, "'Let it not be Miami': Pulling together as a pandemic rages beyond a small Arizona town," 5 June 2020 Tarps, mats, or even brush will do well enough on the ramada's roof as a sun block. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Grounds of the estate include a ramada, an outdoor kitchen and a salt-water pool. Ebony Day, azcentral, "A Cave Creek mansion sprawled across more than 10,000 square feet sells for $3.45M," 16 Mar. 2020 Grounds of the one-acre lot estate offers Mummy Mountain views and features a backyard with a pool, ramada, dual grilling stations and a fire pit. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Media executive, auctioneer, radiologist among buyers of this week's priciest Phoenix-area homes," 18 Nov. 2019 The resort-style backyard offers views of Camelback and Mummy mountains and includes a pool, barbecue station and a ramada with a swim-up bar. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale home with modern farmhouse-style design sells for $2.4M," 5 Aug. 2019 The resort-style backyard includes a pool, ramada and a separate two-bedroom guest house. Ebony Day, azcentral, "A Scottsdale mansion with a rooftop view deck, home theater sells for $2.65M," 28 Oct. 2019 The backyard offers views of the McDowell Mountains and includes an infinity pool, ramada and a built-in barbecue area. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley estate near 1st hole of Camelback Country Club golf course sells for $2.83M," 16 Sep. 2019 Future additions will include ramadas, grills, picnic tables and an amphitheater for campfire talks. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Grand Canyon campers will be getting a whole lot more campsites," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ramada

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ramada

American Spanish, from Spanish, arbor, from rama branch, alteration of ramo, from Latin ramus — more at ramify

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“Ramada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramada. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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