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



    (also verandah) noun
    BrE BrE//vəˈrændə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vəˈrændə//
    Parts of a house, Architectural features
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English porch) a platform with an open front and a roof, built onto the side of a house on the ground floor After dinner, we sat talking on the veranda. See related entries: Parts of a house, Architectural features
  2. 2(Australian English, New Zealand English) a roof over the part of the street where people walk in front of a shop/store synonym awning
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Hindi varaṇḍā, from Portuguese varanda ‘railing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: veranda