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porch

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noun \ˈpȯrch\

Simple Definition of porch

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building and usually having a separate roof

  2. 2 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

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PORCH Defined for Kids

porch

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noun \ˈpȯrch\

Definition of porch

  1. :  a covered entrance to a building usually with a separate roof





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