porch

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noun \ˈpȯrch\

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 in a Sentence

  1. The house has a large front porch.

  2. vacationers relaxing on the inn's spacious front porch

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Origin and Etymology of porch

Middle English porche, from Anglo-French, from Latin porticus portico, from porta gate; akin to Latin portus port — more at ford

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PORCH Defined for English Language Learners

porch

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Definition of porch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PORCH Defined for Kids

porch

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noun \ˈpȯrch\

Definition of porch for Students

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



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