Piazza Pi*az"za, n.; pl. {Piazzas}. [It., place, square, market place, L. platea street, courtyard. See {Place}.] An open square in a European town, especially an Italian town; hence (Arch.), an arcaded and roofed gallery; a portico. In the United States the word is popularly applied to a veranda. [1913 Webster]

We walk by the obelisk, and meditate in piazzas. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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