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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.]
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(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)
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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).
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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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THE ISLAND of Lanai encompasses just 140 square miles and is home to a population of 3,000 friendly locals.
Lanai by Island Style is the brainchild of Lanai Manila store owner Natalia Zobel and Indonesian-born Dearsy Ganestri-Webb.
The funnel-shaped catchment, made of glulam, is the focal point of the lanai, Asmara's main entertainment area.
A hurricane warning is also in effect for Central Oahu, Haleakala Summit, Kahoolawe, Lanai Makai, Lanai Mauka, Leeward Haleakala, Maui Central Valley, Maui Leeward West, Maui Windward West, Molokai Leeward, Molokai Windward, Oahu Koolau, Oahu North Shore, Oahu South Shore, Olomana, Waianae Coast, Waianae Mountains and Windward Haleakala.
With close to 20 years of culinary experience, he has been around the world with hotels that include Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Atlanta, Crowne Plaza in Amman, Marriot Hotel in Knoxville, Emirates Palace Hotel and Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.