portico

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noun por·ti·co \ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō\

Definition of portico

plural

porticoes

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porticos

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1607

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PORTICO Defined for English Language Learners

portico

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noun por·ti·co \ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō\

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

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noun por·ti·co \ˈpȯr-ti-ˌkō\

Definition of portico for Students

plural

porticoes

or

porticos

  1. :  a row of columns supporting a roof at the entrance of a building



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