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Italian courtyard of the Livadiya Palace

A patio (from the Spanish: patio meaning 'back garden' or 'backyard') is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. It may refer to a roofless inner courtyard of the sort found in Spanish-style dwellings or a paved area between a residence and a garden.

Patios are typically made of concrete or stone slabs laid over a base. This base is often a layer of compacted stone chips, a layer of sharp sand, and a layer of cement mortar.

In Australia and India the word patio is often used to mean any kind of outdoor balcony or verandah.

See also

References

  • "Patio" 'Encyclopedia Britannica

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

PATIO, the Spanish name for an inner court or enclosed space in a house, which is open to the sky. The "patio" is a common feature in houses in Spain and Spanish America. The word is generally referred to the Lat. patere, to lie open; cf. "patent," or to spatium, space.


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Wiktionary

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German

Noun

Patio m.

  1. patio

Simple English

A patio is a paved area in a garden often used for barbeques or relaxing outside.








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