Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An open or partially enclosed shelter roofed with brush or branches, designed especially to provide shade.
  • noun An open porch or breezeway.
  • noun An arbor or trellis made of twined branches.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spanish-speaking countries, a shelter made of branches; a bower of branches.

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from rama, branch, from Vulgar Latin *rāma, from Latin rāmus; see ramify.]

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From Spanish ramada, from rama ("branch").

Examples

  • With the money that she is now requesting, she will build a "ramada" (a roof made of wood and branches) to protect her from the rains.

    Kiva Loans

  • With the money that she is now requesting, she will build a "ramada" (a roof made of wood and branches) to protect her from the rains.

    Kiva Loans

  • "ramada" (a structure made with wooden posts and a roof of branches) for selling her juices and also buy fruit and ingredients for the juices.

    Kiva Loans

  • When I finally left the fire and walked back to the shadows of our ramada, I realized that my bedding was enlarged.

    Fire The Sky

  • We got our possessions settled under the ramada, and Pearl Hand managed to trade a small pearl for a load of firewood.

    Fire The Sky

  • I propped a hand against the ramada pole, the wood smoothly polished and graying from exposure.

    Fire The Sky

  • I could see Back-from-the-Dead standing just under the ramada, listening carefully.

    Fire The Sky

  • I traded a bracelet for the use of a ramada since the night seemed warm.

    Fire The Sky

  • A shabby-looking ramada was attached to the southern side of the granary like an unwanted appendage.

    Fire The Sky

  • The following morning—appearing none the worse for his long night—Two Packs appeared at our ramada.

    Fire The Sky

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  • An arbor or an open porch.

    December 16, 2007