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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
patio
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
patio doors
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
new
▪ Also, Weiland Brewery has finished constructing a new dining patio, which will be open soon.
▪ Work is well under way and the new patio is expected to open June 2.
outdoor
▪ An outdoor terraced patio with additional seating and wet bar will provide a suitable dining alternative once the weather turns warmer.
■ NOUN
door
▪ A patio door could be the weak link in your domestic security chain.
▪ For safety and security, install laminated glass in your patio doors.
▪ They broke into the house in Scotto Crescent through the patio doors and made off with several ornaments.
▪ If you are replacing existing patio doors, you have two options.
▪ The easiest place for a burglar to gain access to a house is through patio doors.
▪ Don't forget patio doors either.
▪ If you have patio doors, get specialist advice.
▪ So why was she sitting here now, moodily watching the rain pelting down outside the patio doors?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Also, Weiland Brewery has finished constructing a new dining patio, which will be open soon.
▪ And nice meals on patios in wide hats and shorts.
▪ He also specialises in patios, rockeries and roof gardens.
▪ In the patio, all four of us are draped over lawn chairs reading.
▪ The Mersey nights at the patio windows.
▪ There is no cover for damage to terraces, patios, driveways, footpaths, garden walls and hedges.
▪ They made me hang butcher paper for security reasons all along the outside of the patio.
▪ They rolled out the awning, retrieved a patio set from their storage shed and set about doing nothing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Patio

Patio \Pa"ti*o\ (p[aum]"t[-e]*[-o]), n. [Sp., a court] (Metal) A paved yard or floor where ores are cleaned and sorted, or where ore, salt, mercury, etc., are trampled by horses, to effect intermixture and amalgamation.

Note: The patio process is used to reduce silver ores by amalgamation.

2. In Spain, Spanish America, etc., a court or courtyard of a house or other building; esp., an inner court open to the sky.

3. (p[a^]t"[-e]*[=o]`) A usually paved area adjacent to a dwelling, used for outdoor lounging, dining, receptions of guests, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.

Wiktionary
patio

n. 1 A paved outside area, adjoining a house, used for dine or recreation. 2 An inner courtyard typical of traditional Spanish houses.

WordNet
patio

n. usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence [syn: terrace]

Wikipedia
Patio

A patio (, from ; "courtyard", "forecourt", "yard") is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is typically paved.

Patio (album)

Patio is the debut album by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, it was originally released on 10" vinyl only in June 1992 on the Ankst label. It was re-issued on CD in June 1995 with nine extra tracks. It is made up of a mixture of live, studio and home recordings.

Patio (soda)

Patio Diet Cola was a brand of diet soda introduced by Pepsi in 1963. It was created in response to Diet Rite Cola. Fitness promoter Debbie Drake was Patio Diet Cola's spokesperson; the drink was also marketed as a soda alternative for diabetics.

In 1964, Patio released orange, grape, and root beer flavors. This flavor line was not meant to compete with brands like Orange Crush, but rather fill out the line. Patio sodas were available in the cold-bottle market: grocery and mom-and-pop stores. Advertising for Patio was comparatively scarce; at the time, bottlers were regionally franchised, and related advertising was necessarily local.

In 1964, Patio diet cola became Diet Pepsi. The newly branded diet soda was advertised alongside Pepsi, with the tagline "Pepsi either way", which replaced the slogan "Dances with flavor". Most of the remaining Patio line of flavors were phased out by the early 1970s, while a few survived until the mid 1970s.

Patio (disambiguation)

A patio is an outdoor space adjoining a residence, generally used for dining or recreation.

"Patio" can also refer to any of the following:

  • Patio (soda), a brand of diet soda in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Patio (album), a 1992 album by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Patio Island, an island of Papua New Guinea
  • Patio Theater, a former movie palace in Chicago
  • Patio Hotels, a former British hotel chain
  • Operation Patio, a covert U.S. military action during the Vietnam War

Usage examples of "patio".

The patio, idealized by anisette, floated at the bottom of an aquarium, and the cages covered with cloths looked like ghosts sleeping under the hot scent of new orange blossoms.

Come during high season, though, and you can supplement your bubbly with a few appetizers and kick back on the garden-front patio.

Commander Houser walked onto the patio, he found that Rear Admiral Daniel Wagam had also been invited to Muku-Muku.

She had envisioned herself having lunch out on the patio, sitting in the sun under one of those umbrellas, looking out at the desert and listening to a mariachi band.

Through a gateway not far from the marimba player, Margo glimpsed a lovely patio surrounded by a wall.

It was Mesquita who was sitting on the patio below now, a rifle across his knees.

It was not music that the little maiden made to her ear, but only motion to her body, and just as the deaf who are deaf alone are sometimes found to take pleasure in all forms of percussion, and to derive from them some of the sensations of sound--the trembling of the air after thunder, the quivering of the earth after cannon, and the quaking of vast walls after the ringing of mighty bells--so Naomi, who was blind as well and had no sense save touch, found in her fingers, which had gathered up the force of all the other senses, the power to reproduce on this instrument of music the movement of things that moved about her--the patter of the leaves of the fig-tree in the patio of her home, the swirl of the great winds on the hill-top, the plash of rain on her face, and the rippling of the levanter in her hair.

When Clint arrived, and was made welcome, they were out on the porno patio .

Opening a heavily barred door, Sargon bowed the girl into a replica of an early Spanish patio with a magnificent tiled floor and a lovely tinkling fountain playing against the background of a beautiful wall inlaid with delicate mosaics.

Then, from atop the wall surrounding the patio, came new shots, directed at Sargon and his scattered followers.

Trapped in the middle of the patio, Sargon snatched up two guns his crew had dropped and began aiming madly along the wall, but his shots went wide.

The long hoses of an industrial carpet shampooer went from a van through the open patio doors and inside the house.

Susan Stover spent the entire night sitting outside the luxurious hotel room on the small patio overlooking the beach.

Queen was evidently expected at the Casa del Ayuntamiento, for at the approach of the carriage the great doors were thrown open and a number of servants appeared in the patio, which was but dimly lighted.

The Biltmore Grill boasted a large outdoor patio, complete with paddle fans and a trellised ceiling climbing with wisteria.