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[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah]
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noun, plural log·gias, Italian log·gie [lawd-je] /ˈlɔd dʒɛ/.
  1. a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
  2. a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
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Origin of loggia

From Italian, dating back to 1735–45; see origin at lodge
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Related Words

mall, gallery, walkway, arcade, portico, passageway, cloister, colonnade, piazza, loggia, porch, mezzanine, patio, upstairs, veranda, stoa

Examples from the Web for loggia

Historical Examples

  • The company rose from their places in the Loggia, and there were greetings and introductions.

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • Gino got out a guitar and sang too, sitting out on the loggia.

  • They were sitting together on the loggia when the letter arrived.

  • The lamp was tossed across the room, out through the loggia.

  • I went towards the house and in the loggia came face to face with Cosimo.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for loggia


noun plural -gias or -gie (-dʒɛ)
  1. a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
  2. an open balcony in a theatre
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Word Origin

C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
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Word Origin and History for loggia


"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).

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