patio

[ pat-ee-oh, pah-tee-oh ]
/ ˈpæt iˌoʊ, ˈpɑ tiˌoʊ /

noun, plural pat·i·os.

an area, usually paved, adjoining a house and used as an area for outdoor lounging, dining, etc.
a courtyard, especially of a house, enclosed by low buildings or walls.

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Origin of patio

1820–30, Americanism; < Spanish, Old Spanish: courtyard, perhaps orig. open area; compare Medieval Latin patium meadow, pasturage, perhaps derivative of Latin *patitus, past participle of patēre to lie open. See patent
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British Dictionary definitions for patio

patio
/ (ˈpætɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -os

an open inner courtyard, esp one in a Spanish or Spanish-American house
an area adjoining a house, esp one that is paved and used for outdoor activities

Word Origin for patio

C19: from Spanish: courtyard
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