porch

porch

[pawrch, pohrch]
noun
1.
an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.
2.
a veranda.
3.
the Porch, the portico or stoa in the agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium and his followers met.
4.
Obsolete. a portico.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English porche < Old French < Latin porticus porch, portico

porchless, adjective
porchlike, adjective
underporch, noun
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porch (pɔːtʃ)
 
n
1.  a low structure projecting from the doorway of a house and forming a covered entrance
2.  (US), (Canadian) an exterior roofed gallery, often partly enclosed; veranda
 
[C13: from French porche, from Latin porticus portico]

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porch
late 13c., from O.Fr. porche, from L. porticus "covered gallery, arcade," from porta "gate." The L. word was borrowed directly into O.E. as portic.
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