porch

noun
\ ˈpȯrch How to pronounce porch (audio) \

Definition of porch

1 : a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building and usually having a separate roof
2 obsolete : portico

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Synonyms for porch

Synonyms

gallery [Southern & Midland], lanai, piazza [dialect], stoop, veranda (or verandah)

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Examples of porch in a Sentence

The house has a large front porch. vacationers relaxing on the inn's spacious front porch

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Guests returned to the Lyford Cay Main Club, where cocktails were held on the porch and in the living room. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Wedding Weekend Under the Palm Trees and Stars at the Lyford Cay Club," 23 Jan. 2019 In a garage, basement, car, dishwasher or plastic garbage bag, outdoors, or on the porch. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "All the Different Ways to Thaw Chicken Breasts, Ranked," 5 Jan. 2019 Soon the exasperated driver would appear on our porch, holding a cheerful Millie by the collar. C.j. Chivers, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Thing To Do When Your Dog Won't Stay," 24 Dec. 2018 Display it from your porch or windows, or—even better—from your gutter! Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Crazy 'Christmas Vacation' Clark Griswold Inflatable," 10 Dec. 2018 On Monday, Emery a posted a photo of a pile of burned Amendment A flyers on Facebook, saying that the flyers had been burned on his front porch. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Colorado passes Amendment A, voting to officially abolish prison slavery," 7 Nov. 2018 Gilman is often on high alert, even on her front porch. Fox News, "Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on," 27 Sep. 2018 Another time, our group sat patiently for hours, sipping tequila on our cabin porch, waiting for lightning to strike at Walter De Maria’s Lightning Fields in Pie Town, New Mexico. Anne Slowey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Fear and Self-Loathing in the American Southwest," 25 July 2018 Murphree has eight, including one in a flower pot on his front porch. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "He refused to pay a fine for the U.S. flag on his porch. His HOA made him get rid of the house.," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of porch

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of porch was in the 14th century

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porch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of porch

US : a structure attached to the entrance of a building that has a roof and that may or may not have walls
British : an entrance to a building that has a separate roof

porch

noun
\ ˈpȯrch How to pronounce porch (audio) \

Kids Definition of porch

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

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