Definitions for villaˈvɪl ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vil•laˈvɪl ə(n.)(pl.)-las.

  1. a country residence or estate.

    Category: Architecture

  2. an imposing country or suburban home of a wealthy person.

    Category: Architecture

  3. Brit. a detached or semidetached house.

    Category: British

Origin of villa:

1605–15; (< It) < L vīlla a country house, farm, akin to vīcus village, wick2

Vil•laˈvi ə(n.)

  1. Francisco, (Doroteo Arango, “Pancho Villa”), 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Villa, Pancho Villa, Francisco Villa, Doroteo Arango(noun)

    Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)

  2. villa(noun)

    detached or semidetached suburban house

  3. villa(noun)

    country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard

  4. villa(noun)

    pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. villa(noun)ˈvi ə

    a vacation house, especially in southern Europe


  1. villa(Noun)

    A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.

  2. villa(Noun)

    (UK) A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.

  3. villa(Noun)

    In ancient Rome, a country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.

  4. Villa(ProperNoun)

    Aston Villa Football Club, a football club based in Birmingham

  5. Origin: From villa, from villa

Webster Dictionary

  1. Villa(noun)

    a country seat; a country or suburban residence of some pretensions to elegance


  1. Villa

    A villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa, the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably. After the fall of the Roman Republic, villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity, sometimes transferred to the Church for reuse as a monastery. Then they gradually re-evolved through the Middle Ages, into elegant upper-class country homes. In modern parlance 'villa' can refer to a various types and sizes of residences, ranging from the suburban "semi-detached" double villa to residences in the wildland-urban interface.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'villa' in Nouns Frequency: #1799

Translations for villa

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of detached or semi-detached (usually luxury) house, in the country or suburbs, or used for holidays at the seaside

They have a villa at the seaside.

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