Villa

Definitions

  • Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble
    Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n villa pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
    • n villa country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard
    • n villa detached or semidetached suburban house
    • n Villa Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

GROUND PLAN OF THE SUBURBAN VILLA OF DIOMEDES GROUND PLAN OF THE SUBURBAN VILLA OF DIOMEDES
An Evening at Maple Villa An Evening at Maple Villa
A COUNTRY VILLA A COUNTRY VILLA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Villa A country seat; a country or suburban residence of some pretensions to elegance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n villa A country-seat; a rural or suburban mansion; a country residence, properly one of some size and pretension, though the name is commonly misapplied, especially in Great Britain, to a cottage, or to one of the class of cheap houses built on speculation in the suburbs of a city; in old English law, a manor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Villa vil′a a country residence or seat: a suburban mansion—also Vill
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Quotations

  • Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa
    “Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. [Last words of Pancho Villa]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. villa, LL. also village, dim. of L. vicus, a village: cf. It. & F. villa,. See Vicinity, and cf. Vill Village Villain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ville (Fr. ville)—L. villa, a country-house, prob. reduced from vicla, dim. of vicus, a village; Gr. oikos, a house.

Usage

In literature:

Of the arch of Claudius there are some remaining fragments of sculpture, now in the Villa Borghese.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Though close to the Villa Borghese, which is occupied by the malaria, this villa is quite free from it.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
IDLENESS AT ALBARO: VILLA BAGNERELLO.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Wait for me at the Etruscan villa.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Fair is the prospect as seen from the grounds of Mrs. Girard's suburban villa, and so, perhaps, Claire Keith is thinking.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The last time I saw him was when Villa stopped over with us on one of his retreats.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
I don't want to go up to the villa.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
We met first at Cetinale, the villa of our patron, Agostino Chigi.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Then came the journey back to Villa Maria, and thence away westward to Villa Mercedes.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
HOW THE STRANGER STOPPED ON AT KRAKATOA VILLA.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
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In poetry:

I watch Inesilla
Thy window beneath,
Deep slumbers the villa
In night's dusky sheath.
"A Serenade" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
I watch Inesilla
Thy window beneath,
Deep slumbers the villa
In night's dusky sheath!
"A Serenade" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
"In Villas this is always done -
However cheaply rented:
For, though of course there's less of fun
When there is only room for one,
Ghosts have to be contented.
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
The countless treasures of his care,
His villages and villas fair,
His mighty power,
What were they all but grief and shame,
Tears and a broken heart, when came
The parting hour?
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Under the dusk of your villa trees,
Edging the drives where your blooded span
Paw the pebbles and wait your ease--,
Where are the children about your knees,
And the mirth, and the happy man?
"John McKeen" by James Whitcomb Riley
When to Villa Maria will come again
Spring, with opening buds and gentle rain,
Though her place be vacant there,
The spirit of her teachings will ever dwell
In the earthly home she loved so well,
Treasured with sacred care.
"Tribute To The Memory Of The Rev. Sister The Nativity, Foundress Of The Convent Of Villa Maria" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Mom arrested after 2 children left alone at vacation villas.
Elder son Masrour Barzani, whom Kurdish dissidents accuse of running death squads, has, according to multiple sources in the American Kurdish community, set up a corporation to acquire a $10+ million villa in northern Virginia.
Family reshapes Old Metairie villa's classical design into a contemporary living space .
Take a look around Lakewood's Villa Madera.
The salon vert at Villa Oasis.
According to the newspaper, the agency said the facility, Gold Age Villa in Placer County, called to report the third death on Monday.
I think Music Villa is at least going to be a stop for me tomorrow.
Nelma Scheperle, 89, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at Summit Villa in Holts Summit.
The villas at golden eagle village, superstition mountain, ariz.
Action 4 Talks To Sugar Bowl XXIII Champs La Villa.
La Villa Cardinals Take Sugar Bowl XXIII .
La Villa Cardinals beat the Santa Rosa Warriors to win Sugar Bowl XXIII 33-25.
The Mercyhurst Prep-Villa Maria girls basketball rivalry is back.
Villa moved up to Class AAA for the current PIAA two-year cycle.
90 in 0-0 draw at Aston Villa.
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In science:

Villa, On a phase diagram for timing dependent plasticity.
Merging percolation on $Z^d$ and classical random graphs: Phase transition
Villa E, Balaeff A, Schulten K (2005) Structural dynamics of the lac repressor-DNA complex revealed by a multiscale simulation.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Villa et al., paper presented at this Conference. www.
Status of the Cylindical-GEM project for the KLOE-2 Inner Tracker
Using the notion of node introduced by Martinez-Villa (cf. ), the indecomposable ob jects of e(A) consist of precisely the following three classes of modules: simple pro jective modules, nodes, and indecomposable non-simple non-injective pro jective modules.
Simple-minded systems in stable module categories
Martinez-Villa, A note on stable equivalence of Morita type. J.
Simple-minded systems in stable module categories
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