Definitions for villaˈvɪl ə
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word villa
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a country residence or estate.
an imposing country or suburban home of a wealthy person.
Brit. a detached or semidetached house.
Origin of villa:
1605–15; (< It) < L vīlla a country house, farm, akin to vīcus village, wick2
Francisco, (Doroteo Arango, “Pancho Villa”), 1877–1923, Mexican general and revolutionist.
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a vacation house, especially in southern Europe
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
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
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.
- فيلا: مَنزِل بالضَّواحيArabic
- casa de campoPortuguese (BR)
- letní sídlo, vilaCzech
- die VillaGerman
- villa; feriehusDanish
- chalet, casa de campo; villa, quintaSpanish
- देहाती बंगलाHindi
- einbÿlishús, villa; (sveita)seturIcelandic
- 대저택, (큰) 별장Korean
- villa; feriehusNorwegian
- بانډه ( صيفيه )، له ښاره وتلى تفريحي كورPashto
- casa de campoPortuguese
- letné sídlo, vilaSlovak
- villa, sommarhusSwedish
- villa, köşkTurkish
- 別墅Chinese (Trad.)
- biệt thựVietnamese
- 别墅Chinese (Simp.)
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