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noun pa·tio \ˈpa-tē-ˌō also ˈpä-\

: a flat area of ground that is covered with a hard material (such as bricks or concrete), is usually behind a house, and is used for sitting and relaxing

plural pa·ti·os

Full Definition of PATIO

:  courtyard; especially :  an inner court open to the sky
:  a recreation area that adjoins a dwelling, is often paved, and is adapted especially to outdoor dining

Examples of PATIO

  1. <there's a patio in the center of the apartment complex>

Origin of PATIO

First Known Use: 1828

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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PATIO Defined for Kids


noun pa·tio \ˈpa-tē-ˌō, ˈpä-\
plural pa·ti·os

Definition of PATIO for Kids

:  an open area next to a house that is usually paved


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