noun \ˈprch\

: a structure attached to the entrance of a building that has a roof and that may or may not have walls

: an entrance to a building that has a separate roof

Full Definition of PORCH

:  a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building and usually having a separate roof
obsolete :  portico

Examples of PORCH

  1. The house has a large front porch.
  2. <vacationers relaxing on the inn's spacious front porch>

Origin of PORCH

Middle English porche, from Anglo-French, from Latin porticus portico, from porta gate; akin to Latin portus port — more at ford
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to PORCH

gallery [Southern & Midland], lanai, piazza [dialect], stoop, veranda (or verandah)

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with PORCH


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