patio Definition

  • 1an outdoor space for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is often paved
  • 2a paved outdoor area adjoining a house

Using patio: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "patio" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We had dinner on the patio last night.

  • Example

    The patio is a great place to relax in the sun.

  • Example

    The house has a large patio with a beautiful view.

patio Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for patio

Phrases with patio

  • furniture designed for use on a patio, typically made of weather-resistant materials


    We need to buy some new patio furniture for the summer.

  • a garden planted in containers or raised beds on a patio


    She loves spending time in her patio garden, tending to the plants and flowers.

  • a social gathering held on a patio, often involving food and drinks


    We're having a patio party this weekend, would you like to come?

Origins of patio

from Spanish 'patio', meaning 'courtyard'


Summary: patio in Brief

A 'patio' [ˈpætiəʊ] is an outdoor space adjoining a residence, often paved and used for dining or recreation. It can be furnished with 'patio furniture,' and may feature a 'patio garden.' 'Patio' is a more formal term for 'outdoor living area.'