noun, plural pat·i·os.
Origin of patio
Examples from the Web for patio
But when Summer comes around what I really do is spend a lot of time on the patio having cocktails.
A more conventional way of burning yourself over the summer involves that patio favorite, the outdoor grill.Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces|Trevor Butterworth|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I oblige and we begin chain-smoking on the patio of the Trump International Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.Charlie Sheen On ‘Anger Management’, Lindsay Lohan, Partying & More|Marlow Stern|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Officers said the couple reportedly stayed up late often relaxing on their patio.
"Tim can tell us all that in the patio of Casa Maraquando," interrupted Philip, hastily.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
When the girls saw the three men bringing the boss in, they slipped out into the patio.The Mystery of Carlitos|Helen Randolph
The patio is surrounded by modern offices, and planted with orange trees.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
He regretted having come; he should have sat tight in the patio and let her come to him.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
He was taken across the patio, up an outside staircase, and along a balcony, where his guide opened a door.The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for patio
noun plural -os
Word Origin for patio
Word Origin and History for patio
1818, "inner court open to the sky," from Spanish patio probably from Old Provençal patu, pati "untilled land, communal pasture," from Latin pactum "agreement" (see pact). Another theory traces the Spanish word to Latin patere "to lie open." Meaning "paved and enclosed terrace beside a building" first recorded 1941. Patio furniture is attested from 1969.