Perron meaning

pĕrən, pə-rōɴ
A platform at the entrance of a large building.
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A flight of steps leading to such a platform.
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An outside staircase, as up the slope of a terrace, leading to a platform at the front entrance of a building.
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Such a platform.
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(historical) A stone block used as the base of a monument, marker etc.
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(architecture) A platform outside the raised entrance to a church or large building, or the steps leading to such a platform.
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Origin of perron

  • Middle English peroun block of stone used as a platform from Old French perrun pierre stone (from Latin petra stone, rock petrify) -on, -un diminuitive suffix (from Latin -ō, -ōn- n. suff.)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman and Middle French perron, from pierre (“stone").

    From Wiktionary