Definition of patio
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
there's a patio in the center of the apartment complex
Recent Examples of patio from the Web
Joyce’s husband died two years ago but makes his presence known, sometimes speaking through the patio wind chimes.
Basic: French toast Reinvented: District Pour House’s Stuffed French Toast The music at District Pour House may be a nod to the past — with patio speakers playing throwback pop hits — but the food is forward-thinking.
Sheldon’s is a breakfast and lunch spot with outdoor patio dining and live acoustic music, and Noodles is an Asian-fusion ramen eatery which serves dinner and offers live entertainment.
There’s also a master bath, large closet and dressing area, home office, workout area, morning bar and private patios.
Cake Thai has none of Makoto’s sleekness or discipline, but the practical space is cozy and bustling, with interior white-tiled walls and outdoor patio seating.
Not permitted to enter the hotel, several reporters including myself congregated at the building’s perimeter, then settled in the patio area of the restaurant, between the party and the protest.
Filet and lobster is the Tuesday special while drink specials are offered 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays on the patio.
The patio has been turned into a room papered in a floral pattern that’s clubby enough for a Super Tuscan—though one of the affordable Italian country wines is the smarter way to go.
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Origin and Etymology of patio
First Known Use: 1764See Words from the same year
PATIO Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of patio for Students
: an open area next to a house that is usually paved
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