lanai

[ luh-nahy, lah-nah-ee ]

noun,plural la·na·is.Hawaiian.
  1. a veranda, especially a fully furnished one used as a living room.

Origin of lanai

1
First recorded in 1865–70; from Hawaiian lānai ”roofed structure with open sides, porch”

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Other definitions for Lanai (2 of 2)

Lanai

or La·na·'i

[ lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy ]

noun
  1. an island in central Hawaii: no longer a globally commercial pineapple producer, but formerly the site of the world’s largest pineapple plantation. 141 sq. mi. (365 sq. km).

  • Also called Pine·ap·ple Is·land [pahy-nap-uhl ahy-luhnd] /ˈpaɪˌnæp əl ˈaɪ lənd/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for lanai (1 of 2)

lanai

/ (lɑːˈnɑːɪ, ləˈnaɪ) /


noun
  1. a Hawaiian word for veranda

British Dictionary definitions for Lanai (2 of 2)

Lanai

/ (lɑːˈnɑːɪ, ləˈnaɪ) /


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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