Definitions for villaˈvɪl ə

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. villa, LL. also village, dim. of L. vicus a village: cf. It. & F. villa. See Vicinity, and cf. Vill, Village, Villain.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Villa

    vil′a, n. a country residence or seat: a suburban mansion—also Vill.—ns. Vill′adom, villas collectively, people living in them; Vill′āge, any small assemblage of houses, less than a town: (orig.) a number of houses inhabited by persons near the residence of a proprietor or farmer: (law) a manor, a parish or the outlying part of a parish; Vill′age-commū′nity, a clan of settlers who built their huts on a tract of land and laid out common fields which they cultivated in common as one family, the land being divided out every few years into family lots, but the whole continuing to be cultivated by the community subject to the established customs as interpreted in the village-council by the sense of the village elders—the so-called Mark system of Sir Henry Maine; Vill′āger, an inhabitant of a village; Vill′āgery (Shak.), a district of villages; Vill′akin, Villanette′, a little villa.—adj. Villat′ic (Milt.), pertaining to a farm. [O. Fr. ville (Fr. ville)—L. villa, a country-house, prob. reduced from vicla, dim. of vicus, a village; Gr. oikos, a house.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of villa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of villa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Alvear:

    She met Pancho Villa.

  2. Jennifer Sheridan Moss:

    Most people now believe there is a whole other library under there in that Villa of the Papyri.

  3. Serge Reinhard:

    The economic impact for us, but also restaurants, chauffeurs and all those who worked at his villa, is real.

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