lanai

[lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy]

Origin of lanai

First recorded in 1865–70, lanai is from the Hawaiian word lānai roofed structure with open sides, porch

Lanai

[lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy]
noun
  1. an island in central Hawaii: pineapple plantations. 141 sq. mi. (365 sq. km).
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Contemporary Examples of lanai

  • Whether she liked it or not, Rue reached her professional apotheosis on the lanai.

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    My Dinner With Rue

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    June 3, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for lanai

lanai

noun
  1. a Hawaiian word for veranda

Lanai

noun
  1. an island in central Hawaii, west of Maui island. Pop: 3193 (2000). Area: 363 sq km. (140 sq miles)
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