Origin of lidoafter Lido, island in north eastern Italy
The first pronunciation is more common, but the second more closely imitates the Italian.
- (UK) A part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.
- (UK) An outdoor swimming pool.
After Lido (Lido di Venezia), an island with a long beach in Venice, Italy, site of Europe's first modern beach resort (1857), from Italian lido (“beach, shore"), from Latin litus (“shore") (from whence also English littoral (“of the shore")).
The name is aspirational, evoking glamorous Venice - compare the Venetian Pool, another outdoor pool named for Venice.