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ve·ran·da [or] ve·ran·dah

veranda [or] verandah

 
pronunciation:
v raen d
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large, open porch attached to a house. Verandas have roofs and are used for social activities.
derivation: verandaed (verandahed) (adj.)
Word History
Veranda comes from a word in the Hindi language of India. This word is varanda, which means "long balcony." The Hindi word may come from a word in the Portuguese language. The country of Portugal is a long way from India, but the Portuguese, renowned sailors and explorers, had power in India for may years starting in the 1500s.