American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A veranda or roofed patio.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hawaii, a bower, piazza, or porch.
- n. A Hawaiian-style roofed patio.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an island in the Hawaiian chain.
- n. Hawaii a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room.
- n. an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
- n. a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room
- From Hawaiian lanai. (Wiktionary)
- Hawaiian lānai. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Originally, a lanai was a lush Hawaiian-style porch entered through sliding doors from the living room, giving a sense of unbroken living space.”
“Another highlight is the kitchen, which replaced what Pickell called a lanai or lean-to that was the family room and connection to the pool room.”
“This is the view from our balcony which one is required by law to call a "lanai" in Hawai'i.”
“About the size of a city lot and with 2 fellows there to greet you and help land your boat, we stumbled ashore over the coral and sat on the veranda ( 'lanai' to the locals) of a small rental 'cabin' and ate our PB and J sandwiches with our plantains and diet colas ..... how's that for mixing cultures?”
“Located at 72-122 Lau'eki Street, the property features a gated center courtyard leading to the main residence, which includes an expansive master suite, great room, kitchen, dining room, outdoor "lanai" living area, and infinity pool with spa overlooking the Hualalai Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean.”
“The lanai is the favorite reception room, and here at any social function the musical program is given and cakes and ices are served; here morning callers are received, or gay riding parties, the ladies in pretty divided skirts, worn for convenience in riding astride,”
“Yet here she was, fresh from a shower, greeting Noble in her pumps and gold earrings for drinks on the lanai.”
“One of the full-timers from Ohio called out from his lanai.”
“Sometimes, during the traverse, looking ahead and anticipating the delightful lanai luncheons and dinners of Hawaii”
“Yet he knew them all -- gliding and revolving there on the broad lanai of the Seaside, the officers in their fresh-starched uniforms of white, the civilians in white and black, and the women bare of shoulders and arms.”
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