veranda

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noun ve·ran·da \və-ˈran-də\

Definition of veranda

  1. :  a usually roofed open gallery or portico attached to the exterior of a building

Examples of veranda in a sentence

  1. <whiling away the afternoon from the inn's wide veranda>

Variants of veranda

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verandah

Origin and Etymology of veranda

Hindi & Urdu varaṇḍā


First Known Use: 1711

Other Architecture Terms


VERANDA Defined for English Language Learners

veranda

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noun ve·ran·da \və-ˈran-də\

Definition of veranda for English Language Learners

  • : a long, open structure on the outside of a building that has a roof


VERANDA Defined for Kids

veranda

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noun ve·ran·da \və-ˈran-də\

Definition of veranda for Students

  1. :  a long porch extending along one or more sides of a building

Variants of veranda

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verandah

\və-ˈran-də\


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