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or La·na'i  (lə-nä′ē, lə-nī′)
An island of central Hawaii west of Maui. It was used for pineapple production for much of the 1900s.


n. pl. la·nais
A veranda or roofed patio.

[Hawaiian lānai.]


(lɑːˈnɑːɪ; ləˈnaɪ)
(Architecture) a Hawaiian word for veranda


(lɑːˈnɑːɪ; ləˈnaɪ)
(Placename) an island in central Hawaii, west of Maui island. Pop: 3193 (2000). Area: 363 sq km. (140 sq miles)



n., pl. -nais.
a veranda or porch.
[1865–70; < Hawaiian lānai]


(ləˈnaɪ, lɑˈnɑ i)

an island in central Hawaii. 2204; 141 sq. mi. (365 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lanai - an island of central HawaiiLanai - an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
2.lanai - a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room
veranda, verandah, gallery - a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
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Lanai, known as Pineapple island, is 141 sq mile in area, and home to around 3,200 residents and several luxury resorts.
Pineapple Island has no stoplights and mostly dirt roads which, like the school, library, hospital, airport and harbors, are all publicly funded by the government.
Finally, Lanai, known as the pineapple island, only has three hotels.