Porch meaning

pôrch
The definition of a porch is a covered entrance, or an outdoor seating area on a building or house.

An example of a porch is a space to put chairs on which to sit outside during the summer.

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A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building.
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An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a veranda.
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A covered entrance to a building, usually projecting from the wall and having a separate roof.
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A portico or covered walk.
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An open or enclosed gallery or room on the outside of a building, as a veranda or sun porch.
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A portico.
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A covered and enclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof.
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A portico; a covered walk.
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Origin of porch

  • Middle English porche from Old French from Latin porticus portico from porta gate per-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English porche, from Old French, from Latin porticus (“portico").

    From Wiktionary