patio

noun pa·tio \ ˈpa-tē-ˌō also ˈpä- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of patio

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

Examples of patio in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of patio

Spanish

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PATIO Defined for English Language Learners

patio

noun

Definition of patio for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PATIO Defined for Kids

patio

noun pa·tio \ ˈpa-tē-ˌō , ˈpä- \

Definition of patio for Students

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


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