[ vuh-ran-duh ]
/ vəˈræn də /
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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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How to use veranda in a sentence
Tom lingered a few minutes, watching them pass along the verandah to the room beyond.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Two new hypocausts were inserted and extra rooms and a long corridor or verandah built at the back.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
I was walking one night in the verandah of a small house in which I lived, outside the hamlet of Saranac.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Presently he unlocked his clasped hands and stood up; and Charity, drawing back hastily, sank down on the step of the verandah.Summer|Edith Wharton
Outside the town I found an open verandah, in which I took up my quarters for the night.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for veranda
/ (vəˈrændə) /
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 verandaverandaed or verandahed, adjective
Word Origin for veranda
C18: from Portuguese varanda railing; related to Hindi varandā railing
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