patio

noun

pa·​tio ˈpa-tē-ˌō How to pronounce patio (audio)
 also  ˈpä-
plural patios
1
: courtyard
especially : an inner court open to the sky
2
: a recreation area that adjoins a dwelling, is often paved, and is adapted especially to outdoor dining

Example Sentences

there's a patio in the center of the apartment complex
Recent Examples on the Web Other highlights include two wheels for carting it from the sliding glass door to load up with burgers and dogs to the sunny patio, along with two fold-down serving trays and a wide bottom shelf for storage. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 1 Dec. 2022 The large bed sits in the center with windows around, with an open door to a private patio on the foredeck. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 23 Nov. 2022 Looking up from the floor, Fierro saw the shooter’s body armor and the crowd that had fled to the club’s patio. Time, 22 Nov. 2022 Looking up from the floor, Fierro saw the shooter's body armor and the crowd that had fled to the club's patio. Greg Norman, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2022 Here double French doors with transom windows can be closed for privacy, while more large windows and a door give views and access to a small patio. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 6 Nov. 2022 Grand Prize beverage manager Daniel Jircik says the box has been an interesting addition to the bar's back patio. Craig D. Lindsey, Chron, 1 Nov. 2022 This roving performance began in the garden that bordered the studio once occupied by the Chaces, before moving through the house to the rear patio. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2022 Sliders open to a patio with loungers and fire pits, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor transition. Marni Elyse Katz, House Beautiful, 21 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of patio was in 1764

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Cite this Entry

“Patio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patio. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

patio

noun

pa·​tio ˈpat-ē-ˌō How to pronounce patio (audio)
 also  ˈpät-
plural patios
1
: courtyard
especially : an inner court open to the sky
2
: an often paved recreation area next to a dwelling

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