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villa

[ vil-uh ]
/ ˈvɪl ə /
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noun
a country residence or estate.
any imposing or pretentious residence, especially one in the country or suburbs maintained as a retreat by a wealthy person.
British. a detached or semidetached dwelling house, usually suburban.
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Origin of villa

1605–15; (<Italian ) <Latin vīlla a country house, farm, akin to vīcus village, wick3

OTHER WORDS FROM villa

vil·la·like, adjective

Other definitions for villa (2 of 2)

Villa
[ vee-uh; Spanish vee-yah ]
/ ˈvi ə; Spanish ˈvi yɑ /

noun
Fran·cis·co [frahn-sees-kaw], /frɑnˈsis kɔ/, Doroteo Arango; "Pancho Villa", 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.
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British Dictionary definitions for villa (1 of 2)

villa
/ (ˈvɪlə) /

noun
(in ancient Rome) a country house, usually consisting of farm buildings and residential quarters around a courtyard
a large and usually luxurious country residence
British a detached or semidetached suburban house
NZ a medium-sized suburban house standing in its own grounds

Derived forms of villa

villa-like, adjective

Word Origin for villa

C17: via Italian from Latin; related to Latin vīcus a village

British Dictionary definitions for villa (2 of 2)

Villa
/ (ˈviːə, Spanish ˈbiʎa) /

noun
Francisco (franˈsisko), called Pancho Villa, original name Doroteo Arango. ?1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary leader
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