Patio Definition

pătē-ō, pätē-ō
patios
noun
patios
An area, esp. a paved area adjacent to a house, for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
Webster's New World
A courtyard or inner area open to the sky, as in Spanish and Spanish American architecture.
Webster's New World

A paved outside area, adjoining a house, used for dining or recreation.

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Other Word Forms of Patio

Noun

Singular:
patio
Plural:
patios

Origin of Patio

  • Spanish patio, either from Provençal patu or pati, from Latin pactum (“pact, agreement") or from Latin patere (“to lie open").

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish from Old Spanish possibly from Old Provençal patu, pati pasture perhaps from Latin pactum agreement pact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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