pl. -·zas or piaz′ze
- in Italy, an open public square, esp. one surrounded by buildings
- a covered gallery or arcade
- ⌂ New England, South a large, covered porch
Origin of piazzaItalian ; from Classical Latin platea: see place
- pl. pi·az·ze A public square in an Italian town.
- A roofed and arcaded passageway; a colonnade.
- New England & Southern Atlantic US A veranda.
Origin of piazzaItalian, from Latin plat&emacron;a, street, from Greek plateia (hodos), broad (way), feminine of platus, broad; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
(plural piazzas or piazze)
From Italian piazza.