Definition of villa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪlə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪlə//
    Holiday accommodation, Types of home
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  1. 1(British English) a house where people stay on holiday/vacation We rented a holiday villa in Spain. See related entries: Holiday accommodation
  2. 2a house in the country with a large garden, especially in southern Europe See related entries: Types of home
  3. 3(British English) a large house in a town a Victorian villa in North London See related entries: Types of home
  4. 4(in Roman times) a country house or farm with land attached to it
  5. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian, from Latin ‘country house’.Extra examples staying in his Spanish holiday villa Once a private villa, the Stella d’Italia is now a hotel. They found the remains of an impressive Roman villa.
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