villa

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

Definition of villa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Villa

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

Definition of Villa (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of villa in a Sentence

Noun

They rented a seaside villa for two weeks. a millionaire with a luxurious villa in Mexico

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On Sunday morning, everyone was invited back to the villa for brunch, where the same caterers from the rehearsal dinner set up a huevos rancheros bar. Ryan Ray, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bride Found Her Gown One Month Before Her Absolutely Stunning Vineyard Wedding," 2 Apr. 2019 The episode also highlights celebrity homes such as the 1929 villa that was once owned by Jennifer Lopez and later sold to singer Phil Collins. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Smithsonian Channel explores Miami from the sky in upcoming 'Aerial Cities' episode," 27 Apr. 2018 As a result, a Buddhist temple catering to Sri Lankans, Cambodians and Thais is now operating out of a villa in Dubai. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "In Arab Nation, Christians, Buddhists and Jews Emerge to Worship," 27 Jan. 2019 The wedding was a three-day celebration, so Harry had gone all out on a luxury oceanfront villa at the Round Hill Resort, in Montego Bay, not far from where Meghan had married her first husband, Trevor Engelson, six years before. Katie Nicholl, Vanities, "Rosé, Instagram, and Jet-Setting: Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Whirlwind Courtship," 24 Apr. 2018 Rent the main villa or a few of the smaller bungalows that are tucked into the side of the mountain within the former artist colony. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 The Ceremony The ceremony took place in the villa's fairytale-worthy garden, with a fountain and perfectly manicured trees as a backdrop. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Took Over a Small Town in Italy for Their Medieval-Inspired Wedding," 28 Feb. 2019 Organizers were also apparently checked into rooms at the Exuma Point villas. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Woman Who Became the Hero of Fyre Festival," 18 Jan. 2019 The main villa has ocean and marina views, a high-end kitchen, a covered terrace with a cocktail area, a master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, a gym and studio, media room and home theater. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Got millions? You can bid on Prince's pricey Caribbean villa, complete with a purple driveway," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of villa

Noun

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for villa

Noun

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

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villa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of villa

: a large house or estate that is usually located in the country
: a house that you can rent and live in when on vacation
British : a house in the city with a yard and garden

villa

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

Kids Definition of villa

: a large house or estate usually in the country

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