porch


porch
porch late 13c., from O.Fr. porche, from L. porticus "covered gallery, arcade," from porta "gate." The L. word was borrowed directly into O.E. as portic.

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  • porch — [pôrch] n. [ME porche < OFr < L porticus < porta, gate, entrance, passage: see PORT5] 1. a covered entrance to a building, usually projecting from the wall and having a separate roof 2. an open or enclosed gallery or room on the outside… …   English World dictionary

  • porch — [po:tʃ US po:rtʃ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: porche, from Latin porticus, from porta gate ] 1.) BrE an entrance covered by a roof outside the front door of a house or church 2.) AmE a structure built onto the front or back entrance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • porch — noun count * 1. ) AMERICAN an open area with a floor and a roof, attached to the lower level of a house 2. ) BRITISH a small area covered by a roof at the entrance to a house or other building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • porch — → porche …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • porch — [n] patio balcony, deck, portico, steps, stoop, veranda; concepts 509,513 …   New thesaurus

  • porch — ► NOUN 1) a covered shelter projecting over the entrance of a building. 2) N. Amer. a veranda. ORIGIN Old French porche, from Latin porticus colonnade …   English terms dictionary

  • porch — porchless, adj. porchlike, adj. /pawrch, pohrch/, n. 1. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway. 2. a veranda. 3. the Porch, the portico or stoa in the agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic… …   Universalium