What is verandah?

  • (noun): A porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed).
    Synonyms: veranda, gallery


A veranda or verandah (from Portuguese varanda, ) is a roofed opened gallery or porch. It is also described as an open pillared gallery, generally roofed, built around a central structure. A veranda is often partly enclosed by a railing and frequently extends across the front and sides of the structure.

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Skerton Community High School - Architecture
... The verandah has since disappeared, to be replaced by a closed corridor which runs the length of the building ...
John Macarthur (wool Pioneer) - Architectural Legacy - Elizabeth Farm
... and over time, the first of which being the addition of the north verandah ... The verandah was a sign of prestige which indicated that the occupant was of a more leisured social class ... The Elizabeth Farm verandah is also believed to be one of the first of its nature in Australia giving birth to a feature which has become characteristic of rural homesteads in ...
Sasaram - Tomb of Sher Shah Suri
... The building consists of a very large octagonal chamber surrounded by a wide verandah on al the four sides ... Internally, the verandah is covered by a series of 24 small domes, each supported on four arches but as the roof is a pillared cupola adorned by panels of white glazed tiles now much discoloured ... They rise 22 feet higher than the verandah roof and support the magnificent and lofty dome which is one of the largest domes in India ...
Verandah, Isle Of Man
... The Verandah is a series of corners on the primary A18 road in the parish of Lonan in the Isle of Man ... The Verandah series of bends is situated between the 29th Milestone and 30th Milestone on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A18 Mountain ... Also, the Verandah is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races ...
Imperfective Aspect - Combination of Imperfective and Perfective
... sedn-eshe na chardak-a evening sit.PFV-PST.IPFV on verandah-DEF In the evening he would sit down on the verandah ... the clause would read simply as In the evening he sat on the verandah ...