noun 1. an open or partly open portion of a house or other building, outside but abutting one or more of its principal rooms, covered either by a separate skillion roof or by the roof of the main structure.
2. Colloquial → beer gut.
–adjective 3. directing operations without becoming actively involved; armchair: verandah manager; verandah boss.Also, veranda. [Hindi varandā, probably from Portuguese]