(n.) = courtyard ; atrium [atria, -pl.] ; yard ; backyard ; patio ; grounds. Ex: No one ever arrived without some mishap at the two large cages at the far end of that gloomy room (which projected like a pair of wretched pavilions in the courtyard). Ex: The extension was designed to blend with the original listed building and the two have been linked by a glass atrium giving access to the whole library. Ex: The whole of the ground floor was one large room, lit by an old-fashioned window looking onto the street and by a large sash-window giving onto an enclosed yard. Ex: Backyard TV antennas developed as an offshoot of cable technology. Ex: Many customers are showing more interest in getting a patio for their garden in recent years. Ex: Staff at a children's play-centre have been advised to carry out daily searches for drugs hidden in foliage in its grounds. ---- * juego de patio de recreo = playground game. * ojo de patio = light well. * patio de butacas = orchestra seats. * patio de butacas, el = stall, the. * patio de granja = farmyard. * patio de la escuela = schoolyard [school yard]. * patio del recreo = schoolyard [school yard]. * patio de recreo = playground. * patio interior = enclosed courtyard. * puerta del patio = patio door.