Portico meaning

pôrtĭ-kō
Portico is an Italian term for a porch or covered walkway.

An example of a portico is a covered outdoor sitting area on the front of a house.

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A porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building.
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A porch, or a small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building.
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A porch or covered walk, consisting of a roof supported by columns, often at the entrance or across the front of a building; colonnade.
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Origin of portico

  • Italian from Latin porticus from porta gate per-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Italian portico, from Latin porticus (“porch"), from porta (“gate").

    From Wiktionary