One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.‘I'll be on the veranda’
- ‘The senior man broke away from the crowd and ran out the back door of the house to wail on the veranda.’
- ‘In traditional Karen bamboo houses, sleeping quarters for guests are on the veranda.’
- ‘The outdoor verandah and roof overhangs provide welcome shade for both levels in the summer.’
- ‘Meals are served in the house, on the veranda, or on mats placed on the ground outside the house.’
- ‘One weekend I shared a room with Boy and his girlfriend; they slept on the veranda, leaving me the room to myself.’
- ‘Thalia stayed against the cool marble wall on the veranda and closed her eyes.’
- ‘Monitor 33 showed one of the hotel's numerous bars and lounges, this one outside on the veranda.’
- ‘It is further supported by ‘front-of-house’ outdoor living spaces such as porches, verandahs, and courtyards.’
- ‘You can also dine outside on the veranda section and enjoy cooling sea breezes.’
- ‘I carried my weight slowly like a steamship, and sat on the veranda, outside this man's shop.’
- ‘Then just stretch out on the veranda - or the living room sofa - and savor a splendid but underappreciated spirit.’
- ‘She would drop a recent kill on the back verandah outside our kitchen door.’
- ‘She was at a table on the veranda overlooking the plaza, already looking at a menu.’
- ‘Meet me outside on the veranda when you finish eating, please.’
- ‘Rena was sitting on the veranda railing looking at eye level to Rufus.’
- ‘A dilapidated old man sits on the veranda of a dilapidated old house.’
- ‘I finally spotted her alone, outside on the veranda, looking at the rough ocean.’
- ‘It is arranged in traditional courtyard format with verandahs for residential and administrative buildings.’
- ‘A human couple relaxed on a porch swing on the veranda and Max thought the place looked peaceful.’
- ‘As Mario was on his phone once again, he stood on the veranda with the door closed so no one would hear him.’
- 1.1Australian, NZ A roof over the pavement in front of a shop.
- ‘Indeed, open structures attached to massy buildings recall the welcoming verandas of early Australian houses.’
- ‘So we walked back to the village, and as we passed under a shady shop veranda, Max plonked herself down and refused to move.’
- ‘Rows of leopards with bared teeth and hammered spots decorate shop verandahs.’
- ‘I remember the ice melting on the front verandah.’
- ‘There was a verandah out the front where we sipped our milkshakes and watched the utes driving past.’
Early 18th century: from Hindi varaṇḍā, from Portuguese varanda ‘railing, balustrade’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.