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  • noun British A recreational facility, especially one including a swimming pool for water sports.

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  • noun UK A part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.
  • noun UK An outdoor swimming pool.

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  • noun a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports

Etymologies

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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") (from whence also English littoral ("of the shore")).

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