noun (plural lidos)
- In the summer time, the lido area's outdoor swimming pool is a popular gathering spot.
- In 2002, there was a spate of vandalism, including one incident in which damage put at £1, 000 was caused to the open-air lido.
- There is talk of really striking out and walking down to Taurito Centro (the bottom of the hill) to check out the beach and the lido, but I'm not sure how much will come of it.
This word for a public open-air swimming pool or bathing beach comes from Italian Lido, the name of a famous Venetian bathing beach. This comes from Italian lido ‘shore’, from Latin litus, also found in words like littoral (mid 17th century).
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