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lido

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noun, li·do \ˈlē-(ˌ)dō\

Simple Definition of lido

  • : a public outdoor swimming pool or swimming area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lido

plural lidos

  1. :  a fashionable beach resort

Did You Know?

The original Lido is a beach resort near Venice, Italy. The town’s name comes from the Italian word lido, which means "shore" or "bank." (The Italian root derives from litus, the Latin word for "shore.") By the mid-19th century, Lido’s reputation as a chic vacation destination for the well-to-do made it the envy of seaside resorts everywhere. English speaking social climbers generalized the town’s name and started using it for any fashionably Lido-esque beach.

Origin of lido

Lido, Italy


First Known Use: 1860


Lido

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geographical name Li·do \ˈlē-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of Lido

  1. island Italy in the Adriatic separating Lagoon of Venice & Gulf of Venice




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