portico

noun por·ti·co \ ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of portico

plural porticoes or porticos
:a colonnade or covered ambulatory especially in classical architecture and often at the entrance of a building

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Origin and Etymology of portico

Italian, from Latin porticus — more at porch

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PORTICO Defined for English Language Learners

portico

noun

Definition of portico for English Language Learners

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


PORTICO Defined for Kids

portico

noun por·ti·co \ ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō \

Definition of portico for Students

plural porticoes or porticos
:a row of columns supporting a roof at the entrance of a building


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