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[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah] /ˈlɒdʒ ə, ˈloʊ dʒi ə; Italian ˈlɔd dʒɑ/
noun, plural loggias Italian, loggie
[lawd-je] /ˈlɔd dʒɛ/ (Show IPA)
a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
Origin of loggia
1735-45; < Italian; see lodge Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for loggia
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  • Impatient and angry with himself, he crossed the loggia and went out into the garden beyond.

    Temporal Power Marie Corelli
  • The air was very hot upon the loggia, and the night was very still.

    The God of Love Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • They represent visions which appear in the air to S. Augustine, who sits below under a loggia.

    Luca Signorelli Maud Cruttwell
  • Last night, for instance, we were sitting in the loggia after supper.

  • Americo brought Miss Bland and her friend out to the loggia, which was the living-room of the family in warm, sunny weather.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • He was in the loggia, and the rain was driving in upon him as it was driving against her window.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • They said good-bye on the loggia in Florence, and that night he left for Leghorn.

    Beggars on Horseback F. Tennyson Jesse
  • Then she tried to follow him out into the loggia, but he would not let her.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • On his way home, Leonardo crossed the bridge just under Bramante's loggia, the scene of his last interview with the Duke.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • I went towards the house and in the loggia came face to face with Cosimo.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for loggia


/ˈlɒdʒə; ˈlɒdʒɪə/
noun (pl) -gias, -gie (-dʒɛ)
a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
an open balcony in a theatre
Word Origin
C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
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Word Origin and History for loggia

"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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