Veranda vs. Balcony

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Veranda and Balcony is that the Veranda is a roofed, open-air gallery or porch and Balcony is a platform projecting from the wall of a building

  • Veranda

    A veranda or verandah (from Portuguese varanda, IPA: [vɐˈɾɐ̃dɐ]) is a roofed, open-air gallery or porch. A veranda is often partly enclosed by a railing and frequently extends across the front and sides of the structure.

    Although the form “verandah” is correct and very common, some authorities prefer the version without an h (the Concise Oxford English Dictionary gives the h version as a variant and The Guardian Style Guide says “veranda not verandah”).

  • Balcony

    A balcony (from Italian: balcone, scaffold; cf. Old High German balcho, beam, balk; probably cognate with Persian term بالكانه bālkāneh or its older variant پالكانه pālkāneh;) is a platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets, and enclosed with a balustrade, usually above the ground floor.

  • Veranda (noun)

    A gallery, platform, or balcony, usually roofed and often partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building. from 18th c.

  • Balcony (noun)

    An structure building, especially outside a window.


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