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Meaning of bungalow

bun•ga•low

Pronunciation: (bung'gu-lō"), [key]
— n.
  1. a cottage of one story.
  2. (in India) a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda.
  3. (in the U.S.) a derivation of the Indian house type, popular esp. during the first quarter of the 20th century, usually having one and a half stories, a widely bracketed gable roof, and a multi-windowed dormer and frequently built of rustic materials.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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