Origin of veranda
Examples from the Web for veranda
The veranda, roofless and open to the bitter blue sky where the seasonal gu rains sputter, serves as a makeshift neonatal ward.
“God Bless You,” read a hand painted banner hung from a veranda on handsome Flamengo beach.
The kind of suit that suggests sipping mint juleps on the veranda or Campari in a Roman piazza.
She then quietly makes her way back to the veranda and lights another cigarette as if the last five minutes never even happened.
Arriving on the veranda, Grace made a hasty entrance through the open hall door.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer|Jessie Graham Flower
Helen rose, and, pushing open the blind door, stepped out on the veranda.A Colony of Girls|Kate Livingston Willard
She clapped her hands sharply, and Rideau let his arm drop to his side when a patter of bare feet drew nearer along the veranda.The League of the Leopard|Harold Bindloss
I had driven up to the house from the back way and now I was opposite a side door opening on the veranda.Chronicles of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Then all turned and trooped across the roof of the fortress, across the veranda, and disappeared within the door of the bungalow.On the Road to Bagdad|F. S. Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for veranda
Word Origin for veranda
Word Origin and History for veranda
1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Portuguese varanda, originally "long balcony or terrace," of uncertain origin, possibly related to Spanish baranda "railing," and ultimately from Vulgar Latin *barra "barrier, bar." French véranda is borrowed from English.