Lido definition

lēdō
A barrier island of northeast Italy separating the lagoon of Venice from the Adriatic Sea. The town of Lido, at the northern end of the island, is a fashionable resort.
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A resort at a beach.
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(UK) A part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.
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(UK) An outdoor swimming pool.
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Noun

Singular:
lido
Plural:
lidos

Origin of lido

  • 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")).

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  • The name is aspirational, evoking glamorous Venice - compare the Venetian Pool, another outdoor pool named for Venice.

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