- an open shelter, often having a dome-shaped thatched roof, and installed especially on beaches and picnic grounds.
Origin of ramada
Examples from the Web for ramada
A nighttime curfew that was imposed a few weeks ago seems barely enforced now—no doubt to the relief of the women at the Ramada.Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’
November 17, 2014
But even after the Tropicana transferred to the Ramada hotel chain, Briggs said she “never received a penny.”The Ballad of Mitzi Stauffer Briggs, Heiress Who Lost It All in Vegas
John L. Smith
September 30, 2013
Bring him to me in the ramada, Jose, and be sure you bring the umbrella.
They had a hut and ramada at the edge of the planted land six miles away.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
An hour passed, and then from the ramada there came a sound of wailing.Hidden Water
The courtyard was partly shaded by a ramada and partly open to the hot sun.Vanished Arizona
A great quantity of dry fodder, piled in the ramada, served them for food and bedding.In Search of the Castaways
Word Origin and History for ramada
"arbor, porch," 1869, from American Spanish ramada "tent, shelter," from Spanish ramada "an arbor," from rama "branch," from Vulgar Latin *rama, collective of Latin ramus "branch" (see ramus).