Definition of patio in English:

patio

noun

  • 1A paved outdoor area adjoining a house.

    • ‘We ate a little lunch outside under the shade of trees on a brick patio.’
    • ‘Double doors lead from the breakfast area to a small patio in the back garden.’
    • ‘Did I mentioned we tiled the concrete patio?’
    • ‘There is a flagstone patio as well as an elevated decked area.’
    • ‘A patio area to the back has a southerly aspect and attractive hanging baskets.’
    • ‘The master bedroom overlooks the back patio and has a high ceiling.’
    • ‘Sliding doors lead from here to the back garden patio.’
    • ‘Outside the sunroom is a large flagstone patio, partly covered by a veranda.’
    • ‘There is a large paved patio at the back of the house.’
    • ‘I heard the back door open and Jesse come out onto the backyard patio.’
    • ‘I would like to plant a queen palm to shade my patio.’
    • ‘There is decking beside the house and a flagged stone patio area.’
    • ‘Extra tall glazed doors open onto the west-facing rear patio.’
    • ‘Nor do I have a paved patio with built-in barbecue or a conservatory.’
    • ‘Glazed doors from the family room lead to the rear garden patio.’
    • ‘There is also a south-facing stone patio immediately outside the conservatory.’
    • ‘There is a large rooftop patio on the fourth floor with an amazing view that is available to all residents.’
    • ‘The gardens are fully landscaped and each house features a paved patio to the rear with privacy fencing.’
    • ‘He walked past me, toward the raised stone patio.’
    • ‘There is a paved split-level patio and a lily pond with two small fountains.’
    terrace, courtyard, veranda, loggia, court, plaza, quadrangle, quad, cloister
    sun deck, deck, porch
    sleepout
    stoep
    lanai
    peristyle
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    1. 1.1A roofless inner courtyard in a Spanish or Spanish-American house.
      • ‘Accommodation is arranged to give a maximum effect of volume and light, using internal patios to create a stimulating interplay of interior and exterior space.’
      • ‘The best way to see this place is to wander aimlessly through public areas, internal patios and courtyards.’
      • ‘The original building consisted of a wide perimeter block bisected by a pair of transverse wings to form three narrow internal patios.’
      • ‘The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Spanish, denoting an inner courtyard.

Pronunciation:

patio

/ˈpadēˌō/