Ve*ran"da (?), n. [A word brought by the English from India; of uncertain origin; cf. Skr. varaa, Pg. varanda, Sp. baranda, Malay baranda.] Arch.
An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling house, forming an out-of-door sitting room. See Loggia.
The house was of adobe, low, with a wide veranda on the three sides of the inner court.
Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
© Webster 1913.