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/vəˈrændə/ (say vuh'randuh)

noun 1.  an open or partly open portion of a house or other building, outside but abutting one or more of its principal rooms, covered either by a separate skillion roof or by the roof of the main structure.

2. Colloquialbeer gut.

adjective 3.  directing operations without becoming actively involved; armchair: verandah manager; verandah boss.

Also, veranda. [Hindi varandā, probably from Portuguese]
verandahed, adjective