noun, plural pre·sid·i·os [pri-sid-ee-ohz; Spanish pre-see-th yaws] /prɪˈsɪd iˌoʊz; Spanish prɛˈsi ðyɔs/.
- presidential suite,
- presidents' day,
- presley, elvis
Origin of presidio
Examples from the Web for presidio
We could have reached the Presidio if we had not stopped so long, because on the down trip one goes at least twice as fast.Colonial Expeditions to the Interior of California Central Valley, 1800-1820|Sherburne Friend Cook
Lots of Presidio dames and damsels were up on the heights that day in such vehicles as the post afforded.Found in the Philippines|Charles King
Imagine the joy in the presidio shortly thereafter when two subsidy payments arrived at one time!The Building of Castello de San Marcos|Albert C. Manucy
I slept beneath the floor of an empty house out the Presidio way.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Antonio was called to their council, and to him Carlos declared his belief that his sister was a captive within the Presidio.The White Chief|Mayne Reid
noun plural -sidios (-ˈsɪdɪˌəʊz, Spanish -ˈsiðjos)
Word Origin for presidio
1808, American English, from Spanish presidio "fort, settlement," from Latin praesidium "defense, protection," from praesidere "to sit before, protect" (see preside).