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Definition of "patio" []

  • An outdoor space for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is often paved. (noun)
  • A roofless inner courtyard, typically found in Spanish and Spanish-style dwellings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "patio" in a sentence
  • "Like decorating every other space that resides inside your home, the furniture for your patio is also governed by the available space."
  • "The quiet in the patio is a sharp contrast to the busy streets outside."
  • "In truth, the patio is the hub of activity for a large and loving family."