ramada

noun

ra·​ma·​da rə-ˈmä-də How to pronounce ramada (audio)
Southwestern US
: a roofed shelter with usually open sides

Examples of ramada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highlights include native gardens, artifacts, ramadas, a replica village, and examples of acorn-grinding stations. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Highlights include native gardens, artifacts, ramadas, a replica village and examples of acorn-grinding stations. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2024 Two existing ramadas were rehabilitated to match the new ones. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2023 The city added that parking will be available for up to 12 vehicles along with shade ramadas and water stations. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 1 Sep. 2023 There are trails, picnic ramadas and benches for relaxing. The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2023 Here's how to make hiking it even better A different way to hike Sedona's Airport Mesa The 0.1-mile Lollipop Trail takes off from the parking area of the 7.5-acre park that packs picnic ramadas, shaded playgrounds, sports courts and a seasonal kiddie splash pad into its grassy, pocket-sized space. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 9 Mar. 2023 In addition to the splash pad, there is a lighted basketball court, playground with shade structure, picnic ramada with grill and restrooms. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2022 Reserve a ramada by calling the Natural Resources Division at 602-495-5458. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ramada was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Ramada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramada. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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