- 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.
Origin of veranda
Examples from the Web for verandah
On their return Sing was setting the table on the verandah for the evening meal.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
He was selecting a table, when a step on the verandah made him look up.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
To the left, upon a verandah, was placed an immense prayer-cylinder.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
"I'm sure there were," said a new voice, and Peter appeared on the verandah.
FAY was still lying on her long chair in the verandah when Jan got in.
- a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
- NZ a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street
Word Origin and History for verandah
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.