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portico

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noun por·ti·co \ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō\

Simple Definition of portico

  • : a row of columns supporting a roof at the entrance of a building

Full Definition of portico

plural por·ti·coes or por·ti·cos

  1. :  a colonnade or covered ambulatory especially in classical architecture and often at the entrance of a building

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Origin of portico

Italian, from Latin porticus — more at porch


First Known Use: 1605

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PORTICO Defined for Kids

portico

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noun por·ti·co \ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō\

Definition of portico

plural por·ti·coes or por·ti·cos

  1. :  a row of columns supporting a roof at the entrance of a building





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