American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A porch or balcony, usually roofed and often partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building. Also called regionally gallery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An open portico, or a light gallery attached to the exterior of a building, with a roof supported on pillars, and a balustrade or railing, and sometimes partly inclosed in front with latticework. By a popular but erroneous usage, often called piazza in the United States.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling house, forming an out-of-door sitting room. See loggia.
- n. a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
- From Hindi बरामदा (barāmdā) m. or बरण्डा (baraṇḍā) m., from Portuguese varanda ("balustrade; balcony") (Spanish baranda). (Wiktionary)
- Hindi varaṇḍā, probably from Portuguese varanda (perhaps ultimately from Vulgar Latin *barra, barrier, bar). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They called the area the “White Highlands”; it later became notorious for the decadent lifestyle of some of its titled veranda farmers.”
“Their laughing voices charged with excitement beat against the glassed-in veranda like birds and a strange, saltish smell came from the basket.”
“Mrs Gildea had settled early to her morning's work in what she called the veranda-study of her cottage in Leichardt's Town.”
“She cam now along the veranda from the Old Humpey with the light, rather hurried tread he remembered, talking rapidly when she joined him.”
“Conjuring an image of a turn-of-the-century gentleman sitting on his veranda is a bentwood and cane armchair produced around 1900 by German manufacturer Thonet (estimate: £800-£1,200).”
“With its worn herringbone-patterned wooden floors, white columns connected by arched latticework, and old-fashioned ceiling fan that whirred like a large dragonfly, the veranda was the place where everyone gravitated to read or nap or daydream—and to watch the vividly hued sunsets with their backdrop of the graceful Blue Ridge.”
“Outside the window was a balcony, too small to call a veranda, but just right for drying laundry.”
“The disapproval on the faces of those assembled by the steps to the veranda was a tangible force that cooled the warmth of the sunlight.”
“The principal rooms are on the first floor and open directly from a covered veranda, which is reached by an open staircase from the court.”
“It's just right over the river, and there's a bit of what they used to call a veranda when I was in Bombay, sir.”
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