What does Bungalow mean?

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ˈbʌŋ gəˌloʊBun·ga·low

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungalow, cottage(noun)

    a small house with a single story

Wiktionary

  1. bungalow(Noun)

    A small house or cottage usually having a single story

  2. bungalow(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bungalow(noun)

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

Freebase

  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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bungalow

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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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How to say Bungalow in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Brad Pitt:

    It was too sad to be here at first, so I went and stayed on a friend’s floor, a little bungalow in Santa Monica.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Employees have to pay a hidden price for working on any advice given to them from a big forum or dais by a person who often flies and own lives in big bungalow or high rise building.

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