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 .