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[lee-doh] /ˈli doʊ/
noun, plural lidos. British.
a fashionable beach resort.
a public open-air swimming pool.
Origin of lido
First recorded in 1925-30; after the Lido


[lee-doh; Italian lee-daw] /ˈli doʊ; Italian ˈli dɔ/
a chain of sandy islands in NE Italy, between the Lagoon of Venice and the Adriatic: resort. Unabridged
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  • One can wander for miles along the lido on the Adriatic side.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • That was to come by-and-by for both of us in Venice, from the outer shore of lido.

    Some Reminiscences Joseph Conrad
  • A trait, after the manner of the find in the lido, forces itself upon me here.

    Dream Psychology Sigmund Freud
  • That was to come by and by for both of us in Venice, from the outer shore of lido.

    A Personal Record Joseph Conrad
  • The lido fort fired on her and killed her commander, Langier.

British Dictionary definitions for lido


noun (pl) -dos
(Brit) a public place of recreation, including a pool for swimming or water sports
Word Origin
C20: after the Lido, island bathing beach near Venice, from Latin litus shore
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Word Origin and History for lido


famous resort island off Venice, from Italian lido, from Latin litus "shore."

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