- Word Combinations (noun), Word History
|part of speech:
||a large porch attached to a house, usu. roofed, often partially enclosed, and used esp. for social activities.
||verandaed (verandahed) (adj.)
comes from a word in the Hindi language of India. This word is varanda
, which means "long balcony." The Hindi word may come from a word in the Portuguese language. The country of Portugal is a long way from India, but the Portuguese, renowned sailors and explorers, had power in India for may years starting in the 1500s.