villa

noun vil·la \ ˈvi-lə \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of villa

1 : a country estate
2 : the rural or suburban residence of a wealthy person
3 British : a detached or semidetached urban residence with yard and garden space

Examples of villa in a Sentence

  1. They rented a seaside villa for two weeks.

  2. a millionaire with a luxurious villa in Mexico

Recent Examples of villa from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'villa.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of villa

Italian, from Latin; akin to Latin vicus village — more at vicinity


Villa

biographical name Vil·la \ ˈvē-yə \

Definition of Villa

Francisco 1878–1923 Pan*cho play \ˈpän-(ˌ)chō, ˈpan-\ Villa originally Doroteo Arango Mexican bandit and revolutionary

VILLA Defined for English Language Learners

villa

noun

Definition of villa for English Language Learners

  • : a large house or estate that is usually located in the country

  • : a house that you can rent and live in when on vacation

  • : a house in the city with a yard and garden


VILLA Defined for Kids

villa

noun vil·la \ ˈvi-lə \

Definition of villa for Students

: a large house or estate usually in the country


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up villa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!