Flowers decorate this patio.
The concrete slab that you have off of your back kitchen door where you have a table and chairs and a sofa for outside seating and activities is an example of your patio.
- ⌂ a courtyard or inner area open to the sky, as in Spanish and Spanish-American architecture
- ⌂ an area, esp. a paved area adjacent to a house, for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
Origin of patioSpanish ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form patium, open area, aphetic for Classical Latin spatium, space, influenced, influence by patere, to lie open, stretch out: see fathom
- An outdoor space for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is often paved.
- A roofless inner courtyard, typically found in Spanish and Spanish-style dwellings.
Origin of patioSpanish, from Old Spanish, possibly from Old Provençal patu, pati, pasture, perhaps from Latin pactum, agreement; see pact.