The definition of a patio is a paved outside area off of a house or a building that is used as a seating or living space.(noun)
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.
See patio in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. patios
Origin: Sp < VL *patium, open area, aphetic for L spatium, space, infl. by patere, to lie open, stretch out: see fathom
See patio in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pat·i·os
Origin: , from Old Spanish
Origin: , possibly from Old Provençal patu, pati, pasture
Origin: , perhaps from Latin pactum, agreement; see pact.
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