- The definition of a lanai is a patio or open-sided living area, or is one the Hawaiian islands.
- An example of a lanai is a covered and tiled area outside of a condominium in Hawaii.
- An example of Lanai is an island in the Hawaiian island which is west of Maui.
The lanai of an oceanfront home.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Haw lānai
Origin: Haw Lā-na'i, literally , day of conquest from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form la'ā, day plush an unverified form ngaki, conquer
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noun pl. la·nais
Origin: Hawaiian lānai.