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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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Sometimes, during the traverse, looking ahead and anticipating the delightful lanai luncheons and dinners of Hawaii
With that research in mind, Highland Homes has designed its nine new home designs to include sought-after features such as open great rooms, thoughtfully placed closets, drop zones, convenient laundry rooms and outdoor living options including porches and lanais.
There are three full bedrooms, with three full baths, and an enormous bonus room/den overlooking one of the largest lanais of all our models.