- an open square or public place in a city or town, especially in Italy.
- Chiefly New England and Inland South. a large porch on a house; veranda.
- Chiefly British. an arcade or covered walk or gallery, as around a public square or in front of a building.
Origin of piazza
Examples from the Web for piazza
Piazza talks to Sister Madonna Buder, the “Iron Nun,” who is the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.
“They would not be able to devote themselves so completely to service if they had a husband or kids,” asserts Piazza.
“I kept thinking, wow, nobody is telling the real story, which is all the good these women are doing,” says Piazza.
“He spent most of his time trying to impress me,” Campbell tells Piazza about a meeting with Ryan.
I met Michael Winterbottom at the Rosati café in Piazza del Popolo in Rome in the spring of 2010.What It's Like to Watch Kate Beckinsale Play You in a Movie
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 3, 2014
The Milbreys, father and son, came up and greeted the group on the piazza.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The old feller was sittin' on the piazza in a big rattan chair.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
When he went out on the piazza he saw excitement among his comrades.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Though all cannot live on the piazza,” as the Tuscan proverb has it, “every one may feel the sun.Self-Help
Will ye come in th' parlor, er had ye ruther set out on th' piazza?Southern Lights and Shadows
- a large open square in an Italian town
- mainly British a covered passageway or gallery
Word Origin and History for piazza
1580s, "public square in an Italian town," from Italian piazza, from Latin platea "courtyard, broad street," from Greek plateia (hodos) "broad (street);" see place (n.). According to OED, mistakenly applied in English 1640s to the colonnade of Covent Garden, designed by Inigo Jones, rather than to the marketplace itself; hence "the verandah of a house" (1724, chiefly American English).
An open square, especially in a city or town in Italy.