- 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.
Origin of veranda
Examples from the Web for veranda
The veranda, roofless and open to the bitter blue sky where the seasonal gu rains sputter, serves as a makeshift neonatal ward.Somalia Famine Aid Stolen: U.N.
August 13, 2011
“God Bless You,” read a hand painted banner hung from a veranda on handsome Flamengo beach.Why Obama's Trip Will Pay Off
March 21, 2011
The kind of suit that suggests sipping mint juleps on the veranda or Campari in a Roman piazza.Long Live the Seersucker
July 18, 2009
She then quietly makes her way back to the veranda and lights another cigarette as if the last five minutes never even happened.Fashion's Miracle Worker
May 27, 2009
He went across to the hotel, tied the gelding at the rack, and sat down on the veranda.Way of the Lawless
"I think I'll wait for you on the veranda, children," said Mrs. Gray.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
After the meal they all adjourned to the veranda, where the air was cool and the view extensive.In the Midst of Alarms
But the heat of noon, after the cool shade of the veranda, was terrific.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
They saw him from the veranda, and Miss Briscoe called to him in welcome.The Gentleman From Indiana
- a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
- NZ a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street
Word Origin and History for veranda
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.