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
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.
One guy has a white picket fence, a pickup and car in the driveway, a couple of kids’ toys on the porch.
Whitlow remembers the late nights on his family's porch in LaFayette, his mother sitting by his side.
At least one person was injured Monday afternoon after a porch collapsed in the city's Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side, according to fire officials.
The Seattle Fire Department offers several general tips for residents who want to protect their property: * Clear leaves, debris and dead vegetation from roofs, gutters, porches and decks.
While sitting on his front porch with his friends and his son, Kevin looks through the window and sees Nora playing with Matt and Mary's baby Noah.
Booker Martin's front porch also provides a view of Brunswick.
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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
First Known Use: 14th century
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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