vil·​la | \ ˈvi-lə How to pronounce villa (audio) \

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

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Examples of villa in a Sentence

They rented a seaside villa for two weeks. a millionaire with a luxurious villa in Mexico
Recent Examples on the Web While on their way, officers learned that another couple was unresponsive in a second villa. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 In a second villa, a man was found slumped against a bathroom wall and a woman was found unresponsive in a bed, according to police. Omar Abdel-baqui, WSJ, 9 May 2022 Located inside a 16th-century Tuscan villa, this bathroom was designed with relaxation in mind. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 3 May 2022 The owners of Grand Hotel Tremezzo will open their second property on Lake Como with Passalacqua, an 18th century villa once owned by Count Andrea Lucini Passalacqua. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2022 Offered by The Nightfall Group, a VIP travel concierge and luxury rentals service, the property is a first-of-its-kind autonomous floating villa located off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2022 Housed in a beautiful 1930s villa, designers Sylva Nasrallah and Michel Pastore sell fashions that are sculptural in nature while still using color; all use Egyptian cotton, linen, silk and wool. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 This is the building’s fifth major transformation since World War II, having begun life in 1916 as a seaside residential villa designed by Irving Gill, the pioneer Modernist. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 Ranger’s House is a Georgian villa on the boundary of Greenwich Park and Blackheath. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of villa

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for villa

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

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“Villa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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vil·​la | \ ˈvi-lə How to pronounce villa (audio) \

Kids Definition of villa

: a large house or estate usually in the country

Villa biographical name

Vil·​la | \ ˈvē-yə How to pronounce Villa (audio) \

Definition of Villa

Francisco 1878–1923 Pancho \ ˈpän-​(ˌ)chō How to pronounce Villa (audio) , ˈpan-​ \ Villa originally Doroteo Arango Mexican bandit and revolutionary

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