from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An open-sided, roofed or vaulted gallery, either free-standing or along the front or side of a building, often at an upper level.
  • n. An open balcony in a theater.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A roofed, open gallery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door sitting-room.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Italian arch.
  • n. A gallery or areade in a building, properly at the height of one or more stories, running along the front or part of the front of the building, and open on at least one side to the air, on which side is a series of pillars or slender piers.
  • n. A large ornamental window in the middle of the chief story of a building, often projecting from the wall, as seen in old Venetian palaces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level


Italian, from Old Italian, from Old French loge; see loge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Italian loggia (Wiktionary)



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