bungalow

(redirected from Bungalows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial.

bungalow

[Indian bangla,=house], dwelling built in a style developed from that of a form of rural house in India. The original bungalow typically has one story, few rooms, and a maximum of cross drafts, with high ceilings, unusually large window and door openings, and verandas on all sides to shade the rooms from the intense light and tropical heat. Dwellings of this general type became popular in S California, with numerous differences in plan and materials, and were termed bungalows. The word thus came to be used for a cottage or for any small house with verandas covered by low, wide eaves.

Bungalow

A one-story frame house, or a summer cottage, often surrounded by a large covered veranda, with a widely bracketed gable roof; often built of rustic materials.

bungalow

A small one-story or one-and-a-half-story house, usually having a low profile and of wood-frame construction, often having a porch. Although found elsewhere, such houses were relatively low in cost in the early 20th century in America because they could be built according to plans taken from available pattern books, or could be purchased as early as 1908 as precut boards and timbers ready for assembly. Sometimes called a bungaloid-style house. Also see prefabricated house.

bungalow

1. a one-storey house, sometimes with an attic
2. (in India) a one-storey house, usually surrounded by a veranda
References in classic literature ?
When I took this bungalow I took most of Imray's servants.
It was true that there was no one in the bungalow but herself and the little rustling snake.
If any come from the bungalow of the Englishman, tell them that I am very ill within my tent and can see no one.
In the bungalow within the north campong Sing and Number Thirteen had lifted Professor Maxon to his bed, and the Chinaman was engaged in bathing and bandaging the wound that had left the older man unconscious.
Manage the removal of asbestos containing under cloaking to bungalows by a qualified asbestos removal contractor to 22no bungalows.
Summary: Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav questions rationale behind Bihar CM's 'capturing' three government bungalows -- two in Patna and one in Delhi
CRACKING the whip on VVIP encroachers, the Supreme Court on Monday said that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh are not entitled to government bungalows and asked all six of them to vacate their houses.
According to a report written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, analysis shows that, high demand for bungalows will mean that homes lived in by older people, in particular those who have a sickness or disability, are almost three times more likely to be sold off and will be more difficult to replace.
The Berry Edge development is believed to be one of the biggest new build of bungalows in the country.
This is partly because the old bungalows no longer meet state building codes.
BARRAS Green bungalows is a terrace of five bungalows next to Alpha House.
He was replying to a question as to how can his demand be met when the Union Cabinet of then UPA in 2000 itself had cleared a proposal banning conversion of official bungalows of MPs into memorials.