villa


villa

noun

  1. a country residence or estate.
  2. any imposing or pretentious residence, especially one in the country or suburbs maintained as a retreat by a wealthy person.
  3. British. a detached or semidetached dwelling house, usually suburban.

noun

  1. Fran·cis·co [frahn-sees-kaw] /frɑnˈsis kɔ/, Doroteo ArangoPancho Villa, 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.

noun

  1. (in ancient Rome) a country house, usually consisting of farm buildings and residential quarters around a courtyard
  2. a large and usually luxurious country residence
  3. British a detached or semidetached suburban house
  4. NZ a medium-sized suburban house standing in its own grounds

noun

  1. Francisco (franˈsisko), called Pancho Villa, original name Doroteo Arango. ?1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary leader
n.

1610s, from Italian villa “country house, villa, farm,” from Latin villa “country house, farm,” related to vicus “village, group of houses,” from PIE *weik- “clan” (cf. Sanskrit vesah “house,” vit “dwelling, house, settlement;” Avestan vis “house, village, clan;” Old Persian vitham “house, royal house;” Greek oikos “house;” Old Church Slavonic visi “village;” Gothic weihs “village;” Lithuanian viešpats “master of the house”).

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