verandas

veranda

[vuh-ran-duh]
noun
1.
Also, verandah. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed, as by a railing, often extending across the front and sides of a house; gallery.

Origin:
1705–15; < Hindi baraṇḍā, barāmdā < Persian bar āmadaḥ coming out (unless the Hindi word is < Portuguese varanda, Spanish baranda railing, balustrade; cf. bar1)

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veranda or verandah (vəˈrændə)
 
n
1.  a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
2.  (NZ) a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street
 
[C18: from Portuguese varanda railing; related to Hindi varandā railing]
 
verandah or verandah
 
n
 
[C18: from Portuguese varanda railing; related to Hindi varandā railing]
 
ve'randaed or verandah
 
adj
 
ve'randahed or verandah
 
adj

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veranda
1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Port. varanda, originally "long balcony or terrace," of uncertain origin, possibly related to Sp. baranda "railing," and ultimately from V.L. *barra "barrier, bar." Fr. véranda is borrowed from Eng.
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