pa·​tio | \ ˈpa-tē-ˌō also ˈpä- How to pronounce patio (audio) \
plural patios

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

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Examples of patio in a Sentence

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

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The home features a gated front patio, a gourmet kitchen with an oversize marble island and a master bedroom suite with a stand-alone bathtub. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale home with modern farmhouse-style design sells for $2.4M," 5 Aug. 2019 Gleaming, big and briskly efficient, Que presents an attractively rambling layout, dining room merging into bar merging into patio, all connected by big garage-style doors. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Down-home BBQ gets upscale at Que Whiskey Kitchen in Southington," 1 Aug. 2019 Working with production company CleftClips, Amuse Bouche will erect a stage on Melody’s patio, where lush trees and full hedges surround the set’s red curtains. Khanh T.l. Tran, The Hollywood Reporter, "Drink and Dish: Patton Oswalt's Comedy Dinner, Miley Cyrus-Approved Vegan Hot Spot," 30 July 2019 City records also say the property has a deck, a 1,200 square foot deck/patio, a second deck of 64 square feet and an 80 square foot shed. Emily Sweeney,, "‘The Haunty,’ house where victims of Whitey Bulger were killed and buried, is for sale," 26 July 2019 This article has been changed to say that the Lion’s Tavern had a patio, not a rooftop bar. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Lion’s Tavern in Stillwater has closed," 25 July 2019 Each classroom also opens onto a small patio, where teachers could take their lessons outside. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Take a sneak peek inside HSE's new Southeastern Elementary School," 22 July 2019 The Concord Township restaurant will have a stage for shows, patio, full menu for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch. Marc Bona,, "Beerhead Bar & Eatery opens this week in Concord Township," 22 July 2019 There are expensive home improvement projects: Installing a new patio, renovating your shower, turning an attic into a guest room, to name a few. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "You're Going to Love This $9 Home Improvement Tip," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of patio

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of patio

: 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


pa·​tio | \ ˈpa-tē-ˌō How to pronounce patio (audio) , ˈpä-\
plural patios

Kids Definition of patio

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

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