Asked in Teen Dating, Definitions
What does it mean Veranda?
Do you mean Verandah? A verandah is under the main roof of a house but it hasn't got external walls. It shades the house, provides protection from the rain if you are sitting outside and, in very large families, people often slept on the verandah, or families enclosed it to give them more room. Sometimes people have a verandah that goes right around the house or sometimes thay just have a front or a back verandah. Some houses don't have one...
Asked in Interior Design
What country invented the verandah?
Verandah is actually a term used to describe any number of long, roofed, open structures added to the exterior of a building. Therefore, it wasn't invented in a specific country. However, the use of the term verandah originated around 1711 in India. Its use became very common in Australia in the 1850s and in the United States in the early 1900s. ...
Asked in Swimming Pools, Home & Garden, Bird Behavior
You have birds pooping on your back verandah How do you stop this?
One way to have birds to stop pooping there is to make sure to remove all bird feeders in your area. You also don't want to put a lot of trees in the area of your verandah. ...
Asked in Travel & Places, Cheetahs, Africa
How is the rain like in africa?
The rain in parts of central Africa can be torrential. When I was a child I was always fascinated by the noise of the rain on our roofs (which were usually corrugated steel sheet) We had a large verandah on two houses that I remember and the rain would swoosh in and soak anybody there. Parts of this verandah were covered in thin steel mesh against mosquitos, and this was a target for the lightning which inevitably came cracking out of...
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
Where did bungalow come from and what does it mean?
It came into English from India. It means "Bengalese" The word is has a Hindi origin and refers to a one story house, typically with a verandah (Another Hindi word) [a house in the Bengal style]. According to Oxford it entered English in 1676. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Who was the person they saw while standing in the verandah and what had happened to him in the lesson the enemy by Pearl S Buck?
Sadao and his wife were standing in the verandah when they saw a man who had been flung out of the ocean by a wave. At first they thought him to be a fisherman but on closer look they saw that it was a white man, an American prisoner of war who had escaped. He was injured badly and was bleeding profusely ...
Asked in Interior Design
What is the difference between a verandah and a balcony?
I think Veranda is not open to the sky (roof Topped) where as balcony is open to the sky (no roof Topped). Thank you ...
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities
What country does the word verandah come from?
Per http://www.etymonline.com ; veranda : 1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Port. varanda, originally "long balcony or terrace," of uncertain origin, possibly related to Sp. baranda "railing," and ultimately from V.L. *barra "barrier, bar." Fr. véranda is borrowed from Eng. ...
Asked in Titanic
What was the cafes on the second class deck of the Titanic?
There were no cafés located in 2nd Class. Both the 'Verandah Café' and the 'Café Parisien' were located in the Aft section of 1st Class. ...
Asked in Titanic
What facilities were there on the Titanic for the passengers?
There are also other facilities such as: Verandah cafe cafe Parisien smoking room reception room turkish bath electric bath squash court Gymnasium ...
What does porch mean?
A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway. 1. A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. 2. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah. 3. Obsolete A portico or covered walk. ...
Asked in Languages and Cultures
What language does veranda com from?
From the Online Etymology Dictionary: -Also verandah, 1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Portuguese varanda, originally "long balcony or terrace," of uncertain origin, possibly related to Spanish baranda "railing," and ultimately from Vulgar Latin *barra "barrier, bar." French véranda is borrowed from English. ...
Asked in Jobs & Education, Ancient Greece
What jobs did the ancient greek have?
The ancient Greek did not work, they did not need to with all the money they had, they sat on the old verandah and got fed grapes and had their toes cleansed daily. They also used to wash and condition the hair in their toes. ...
Asked in English Spelling and Pronunciation
Why is verandah sometimes spelled without the h?
Since this word is originated from Portuguese "Varanda", sometimes it's spelled without "h". There is actually no difference whether one spell it or not. For example such as English words "Sara" and "Sarah". ...