verandah


verandah

noun

  1. Also ve·ran·dah. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed, as by a railing, often extending across the front and sides of a house; gallery.
  2. piazza.

noun

  1. a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
  2. NZ a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street
n.

1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Portuguese varanda, originally “long balcony or terrace,” of uncertain origin, possibly related to Spanish baranda “railing,” and ultimately from Vulgar Latin *barra “barrier, bar.” French véranda is borrowed from English.

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