Definition of porch
1 : a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building and usually having a separate roof
2 obsolete : portico
Examples of porch in a Sentence
The house has a large front porch.
vacationers relaxing on the inn's spacious front porch
Recent Examples of porch from the Web
On Sunday, Officer Jason Wagner and three other officers spotted Barboza on the porch there and arrested him at gunpoint, a police report says.
Drink a glass of cold water, or swim in the cool ocean, or sit on the porch in the evening, when the air starts to cool down.
People used to come to Charleston to ogle the pastel mansions with the pretty side porches.
That improbable effort, a fade from the sand with a tight landing zone in front of the green, a front porch protected by a staggering five bunkers, resulted in an 18½-foot putt.
The White House had chosen Fletcher, who had eight children, to become the face of American poverty, and an iconic Time magazine photo captured the president squatting next to Fletcher and three of his boys on the porch.
The first floor master suite has ample space and French doors opening to the covered front porch.
Moments later, rookie center fielder Bradley Zimmer, the younger brother of Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer, crushed a 3-2 breaking ball onto the porch in right-center field with one man on, giving the Indians a 3-0 cushion.
The goal of the front porch rule is to encourage more usable space and more appealing facades.
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PORCH Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of porch for Students
: a covered entrance to a building usually with a separate roof
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