lanai[lə nä′ē, lə nī′; lä-]
- 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.
a veranda or open-sided living room of a kind found in Hawaii
Origin of lanaiHawaiian lānai
one of the Hawaiian Islands, west of Maui: 141 sq mi (365 sq km); pop. 3,200
Origin of LanaiHawaiian Lā-na'i, literally , day of conquest ; from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form la'ā, day + an unverified form ngaki, conquer
A veranda or roofed patio.
Origin of lanaiHawaiian lānai.
An island of central Hawaii west of Maui. It was used for pineapple production for much of the 1900s.
- (chiefly in Hawaii) A Hawaiian-style roofed patio.
OriginSee also: lānai
From Hawaiian lānai.