Villa definition

vĭlə
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(chiefly british) A house in a middle-class suburb.
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The often large, luxurious country house of a well-to-do person.
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(person) (born Doroteo Arango) 1877?-1923; Mex. revolutionary leader.
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A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.
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(UK) A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.
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(Ancient Rome) A country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.
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(brit.) A small suburban house.
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A country estate with a substantial house.
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A country house or estate, esp. when large or luxurious.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
villa
Plural:
villas

Origin of villa

  • Italian from Latin vīlla weik-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian villa, from Latin villa (“country house")

    From Wiktionary