What does Bungalow mean?

Definitions for Bungalow
ˈbʌŋ gəˌloʊbun·ga·low

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungalow, cottagenoun

    a small house with a single story


  1. bungalownoun

    A small house or cottage usually having a single story

  2. bungalownoun

    A thatched or tiled one-story house in India surrounded by a wide verandah

  3. Etymology: Gujarati bungalo, meaning one-story house; from बॅँगला or बंगला (ba.ngalā).


  1. Bungalow

    A bungalow is a small house or cottage that is either single-story or has a second story built into a sloping roof (usually with dormer windows), and may be surrounded by wide verandas.The first house in England that was classified as a bungalow was built in 1869. In America it was initially used as a vacation architecture, and was most popular between 1900 and 1918, especially with the Arts and Crafts movement.The term bungalow is derived from the word bangla and used elliptically to mean "a house in the Bengal style."


  1. bungalow

    A bungalow is a type of low-built, single-story house, typically with a large front porch, partly exposed rafters and wide eaves. It originated in South Asia, especially India, but is now common worldwide. Bungalows often have small rooms and may also have additional half-stories embedded in the roof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bungalownoun

    a thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda


  1. Bungalow

    A bungalow is a type of house, with varying meanings across the world. Common features to many of these definitions include being detached, low-rise, and the use of verandahs. The term originated in India, deriving from the Gujarati બંગલો baṅgalo, which in turn derives from Hindi बंगला baṅglā, meaning "Bengali" and used elliptically for a "house in the Bengal style". Such houses were traditionally small, only one storey and detached, and had a wide veranda. The term was first found in English from 1696, where it was used to describe "bungales or hovells" in India for English sailors of the East India Company, which do not sound like very grand lodgings. Later it became used for the spacious homes or official lodgings of officials of the British Raj, and was so known in Britain and later America, where it initially had high status and exotic connotations, and began to be used in the late 19th century for large country or suburban houses built in an Arts and Crafts or other Western vernacular style—essentially as large cottages, a term also sometimes used. Later developers began to use the term for smaller houses. In Australia, the California bungalow was popular after the First World War. In Britain and North America a bungalow today is a residential house, normally detached, which is either single storey, or has a second storey built into a sloping roof, usually with dormer windows. Full vertical walls are therefore only seen on one storey, at least on the front and rear elevations. Usually the houses are relatively small, especially from recent decades, though early examples may be large, in which case the term bungalow tends not to be used today.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bungalow

    bung′ga-lō, n. the kind of house usually occupied by Europeans in the interior of India, and commonly provided for officers' quarters in cantonments.—Dâk-bungalows are houses for travellers. [Hind. banglā, Bengalese.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bungalow

    A type of house or property created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    They lived in a bungalow and ensured they always kissed each other and expressed their gratitude for each other every day.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bungalow

    From the Bengalese bangla, a wooden house of one storey surrounded by a verandah.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Bungalow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3229

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bungalow in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bungalow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Bungalow in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Better to live in a small rented apartment than in a flat or bungalow purchased on a housing loan

  2. Anonymous:

    Better to live in a small rented apartment than in a flat or bungalow purchased on a housing loan which requires that person to pay EMI for several years to have a mortgaged life.

  3. Unknown:

    Work so hard that one day your company's boss buys another biggest bungalow.

  4. Ken Peacock:

    There is a sticker shock phenomenon, a lot of these people are coming from 5,000-square-foot estates and here they get a three bedroom bungalow.

  5. Steve Levine:

    Listen, we used to have hundreds of hotels and bungalow colonies, we won't have the same thing, but it's a piece of the puzzle.

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