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
During my visit, attractive 20-something women served drinks to a crowd of mostly male club members gathered on the second-story patio for a buffet lunch.
This means patio dining, gardening, and out-of-town guests are inevitable — and thus a celebration of the short season is in order.
An officer picked up a mother duck and 11 ducklings that were confined in a patio area.
Located downstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a large master bath, a big walk-in closet and opens into the outdoor patio.
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A little bit Mexican, a little bit steakhouse, this Pilsen restaurant has a pleasant covered patio that periodically hosts live DJs and jazz musicians.
Hello Betty Fish House: Oceanside Fun and family-friendly, Hello Betty serves big burgers, fresh ceviche, hearty salads and killer cocktails, with a ground-floor dining room and second-floor patio deck overlooking the Oceanside Pier.
The outdoor sculpture, by Nybeck, will be in a space visible from the street and from windows inside the building as well as an upper-floor patio.
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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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