After Lido (Lido di Venezia), an island with a long beach in Venice, Italy, site of Europe’s first modern beach resort (1857), from Italian lido (“beach, shore”), from Latin litus (“shore”) (hence also English littoral (“of the shore”)). The name is aspirational, evoking glamorous Venice; compare Venetian Pool, another outdoor pool named for Venice.
lido (plural lidos)
- (Britain) Part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.
- (Britain) An outdoor swimming pool.
- The first pronunciation (with /aɪ/) is more common, but the second more closely imitates the Italian pronunciation.
lido m (plural lidi)
- lido in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
- inflection of :
- (with the particle lai) third-person singular imperative of
- (with the particle lai) third-person plural imperative of