Villa, Pancho Villa, Francisco Villa, Doroteo Arango(noun)
Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
detached or semidetached suburban house
country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard
pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.
(UK) A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.
In ancient Rome, a country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.
Aston Villa Football Club, a football club based in Birmingham
Origin: From villa, from villa
a country seat; a country or suburban residence of some pretensions to elegance
Origin: [L. villa, LL. also village, dim. of L. vicus a village: cf. It. & F. villa. See Vicinity, and cf. Vill, Village, Villain.]
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'villa' in Nouns Frequency: #1799
The numerical value of villa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of villa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- فيلا, دارةArabic
- віла, дачаBelarusian
- ویلا, کوشکPersian
- ビラ, ヴィラ, 別荘, ヴィッラJapanese
- 별장, 빌라Korean
- willa, daczaPolish
- casa de praia, casa de campoPortuguese
- дача, загородный дом, виллаRussian
- vila, вилаSerbo-Croatian
- вилла, кӯшкTajik
- вілла, дачаUkrainian
- biệt thựVietnamese
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