veranda

[ vuh-ran-duh ]
/ vəˈræn də /

noun

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.

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Origin of veranda

1705–15; <Hindi baraṇḍā, barāmdā<Persian bar āmadaḥ coming out (unless the Hindi word is <Portuguese varanda,Spanish baranda railing, balustrade; cf. bar1)
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British Dictionary definitions for veranda

veranda

verandah

/ (vəˈrændə) /

noun

a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
NZ a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street

Derived forms of veranda

verandaed or verandahed, adjective

Word Origin for veranda

C18: from Portuguese varanda railing; related to Hindi varandā railing
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