Definition of haveli in English:

haveli

noun

Indian
  • A mansion.

    • ‘Heavy levies were placed on traders passing through, and local merchants ploughed the money into the economy, building beautiful havelis, or mansions, and temples carved from local sandstone.’
    • ‘We stepped into the immediate past through the curious Pucca Ghat: an elaborate landing stage on the river, built like an ostentatious mansion, a haveli.’
    • ‘She supported her parents and younger siblings, and built a magnificent haveli in Balpurva, her home village in Farrukhabad district of UP.’
    • ‘If you thought only of history, havelis and temples at Jodhpur, Taj Malabar is ready to provide you a more intimate look into the city's features and provide you a peep into the princely kitchens of the city.’
    • ‘Most of the merchants' mansions - known as havelis and built around a central courtyard - have survived intact from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and indeed most are still inhabited.’

Origin

Via Hindi from Arabic havelī.

Pronunciation:

haveli

/ˌhəvəˈlē/