from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The often large, luxurious country house of a well-to-do person.
- n. A country estate with a substantial house.
- n. Chiefly British A house in a middle-class suburb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.
- n. A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.
- n. a country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A country seat; a country or suburban residence of some pretensions to elegance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A country-seat; a rural or suburban mansion; a country residence, properly one of some size and pretension, though the name is commonly misapplied, especially in Great Britain, to a cottage, or to one of the class of cheap houses built on speculation in the suburbs of a city; in old English law, a manor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
- n. detached or semidetached suburban house
- n. pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
- n. country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard
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
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