An open porch or portico, usually roofed, along the outside of a building.
A porch or balcony, usually roofed and often partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building.
The definition of a veranda is a balcony or porch with a roof that attaches along the outside of a building.
An example of a veranda is a large wrap around porch.
Origin of veranda
- Hindi varaṇḍā probably from Portuguese varanda balcony vara rod, stick (as in vara do castello high part of a castle from which one can see farthest into the distance) from Latin vāra forked pole, structure with divergent pieces, trestle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition