[pat-ee-oh, pah-tee-oh] /ˈpæt iˌoʊ, ˈpɑ tiˌoʊ/
noun, plural patios.
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.
noun (pl) -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
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.
[pah-tees, pah-tis] /pɑˈtis, ˈpɑ tɪs/ noun 1. a fish sauce used in Filipino cookery.
[puh-tis-uh-ree; French pah-teesuh-ree] /pəˈtɪs ə ri; French pɑ tisəˈri/ noun, plural patisseries [puh-tis-uh-reez; French pah-teesuh-ree] /pəˈtɪs ə riz; French pɑ tisəˈri/ (Show IPA) 1. a shop where pastry, especially , is made and sold. 2. . /pəˈtiːsərɪ/ noun 1. a shop where fancy pastries are sold 2. such pastries n. 1784, from French pâtisserie “pastry […]
[pat-mawr, -mohr] /ˈpæt mɔr, -moʊr/ noun 1. Coventry (Kersey Dighton) [kov-uh n-tree kur-zee dahyt-n,, duhv-uh n‐] /ˈkɒv ən tri ˈkɜr zi ˈdaɪt n,, ˈdʌv ən‐/ (Show IPA), 1823–96, English poet and essayist. /ˈpætmɔː/ noun 1. Coventry (Kersey Dighton). 1823–96, English poet. His works, celebrating both conjugal and divine love, include The Angel in the House […]
[pat-mos, -mohs, -muh s; Greek paht-maws] /ˈpæt mɒs, -moʊs, -məs; Greek ˈpɑt mɔs/ noun 1. one of the Dodecanese Islands, off the SW coast of Asia Minor: St. John is supposed to have been exiled here (Rev. 1:9). 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km). /ˈpætmɒs/ noun 1. a Greek island in the Aegean, in the […]