Main definitions of lanai in US English:

: lanai1Lanai2

lanai1

noun

  • A porch or veranda.

    • ‘Designed in the 1970s, the Oberoi was the first of the luxury hotels to build lanais in the local vernacular, a style much copied by subsequent architects.’
    • ‘As he sat on our lanai sewing and repairing the nets that had been brought to him, he would always cast a knowing eye toward the ocean and the horizon beyond.’
    • ‘My idylls of a perfect schooner to take me to a tropical paradise would begin with a banana boat, and a fresh banana plucked from a bunch taken off my lanai and sliced in half.’
    • ‘All will offer three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a fireplace, a covered lanai and a two-car garage.’
    • ‘‘I live with a skating family,’ she said, ‘and I just like to relax in the pool or the hot tub or sit on the lanai and read or fall asleep.’’
    • ‘By the time you step out on the lanai, which overlooks the pool and a secluded bay guarded by berms of lava rock, you've almost forgotten you're in Hawaii.’
    • ‘Rooms with AC, a large bathroom, comfortable beds, and a lanai overlooking the beach are less than $25.’
    • ‘Dining on the lanai at Plumeria Beach is a sensuous experience.’
    • ‘You'll stay in luxury Sea Ranch Cottages or bungalow-style garden suites with ceiling fans and spacious lanais or patios.’
    • ‘A county worker clearing a downed tree hits a hydrant, flooding a home and pouring sand into the yard, lanai and pool.’

Origin

Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

lanai

/ləˈnäē/

Main definitions of lanai in US English:

: lanai1Lanai2

Lanai2

proper noun

  • An island in Hawaii, west of Maui, primarily agricultural, with some resorts.

Pronunciation

Lanai

/ləˈnī/