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Definition of "villa" []

  • The often large, luxurious country house of a well-to-do person. (noun)
  • A country estate with a substantial house. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A house in a middle-class suburb. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "villa" in a sentence
  • "The word is from the Latin villa which together with via, a way, or more anciently ved andvella, Varro derives from veho, to carry, because the villa is the place to and from which things are carried."
  • "He built himself a palace, which he called a villa, and which was the most fanciful of structures, and full of every beautiful object which rare taste and boundless wealth could procure, from undoubted"
  • "This villa is said to be the first of the 6 planned luxury residences in this exclusive area."