nounpl. -·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
- A public square, especially in an Italian town.
- A roofed and arcaded passageway; a colonnade.
- New England & Southern Atlantic US A veranda.
Origin of piazzaItalian from Latin platēa street from Greek plateia (hodos) broad (way) feminine of platus broad ; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
(plural piazzas or piazze)
From Italian piazza.