World English Dictionary
villa (ˈvɪlə)
1.  (in ancient Rome) a country house, usually consisting of farm buildings and residential quarters around a courtyard
2.  a large and usually luxurious country residence
3.  (Brit) a detached or semidetached suburban house
4.  (NZ) a medium-sized suburban house standing in its own grounds
[C17: via Italian from Latin; related to Latin vīcus a village]

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