from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public square in an Italian town.
- n. A roofed and arcaded passageway; a colonnade.
- n. New England & Southern Atlantic U.S. A veranda.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A public square, especially in an Italian city.
- n. A veranda.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An open square in a European town, especially an Italian town; hence (Arch.), an arcaded and roofed gallery; a portico. In the United States the word is popularly applied to a veranda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An open square in a town surrounded by buildings or colonnades; a plaza: as, the piazza of Covent Garden; the Piazza del Popolo in Rome; the Piazza dell' Annunziata in Florence.
- n. An arcaded or colonnaded walk upon the exterior of a building; a veranda; a gallery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public square with room for pedestrians
Italian, from Latin platēa, street, from Greek plateia (hodos), broad (way), feminine of platus, broad.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian piazza. (Wiktionary)