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porch

Definition:

a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

porches

Part of:

house

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French porche, from Latin porticus "covered gallery, arcade", from porta...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Porch

external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by screen, latticework, broad windows, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure. There are various styles of porches, all of which depend on the architectural ... (41 of 1116 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Porch

Porch (disambiguation)

an architectural element of building entrances. Porch Robert Bagehot Porch (1875-1962), English cricketer | Porch may also refer to: "Porch" (Pearl Jam song), from their 1991 album Ten | Front porch and back porch, a video synchronization technique | ... (36 of 118 words, 8 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

porch [architecture]

roofed structure, usually open at the sides, projecting from the face of a building and used to protect the entrance. It's also known in the United ... (26 of 454 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/470559​/porch

Collins Dictionary:

porch | veranda [synonym, sense-specific]

a low structure projecting from the doorway of a house and forming a covered entrance | [United States, Canadian] an exterior roofed gallery, often ... (23 of 438 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/porch

Merriam-Webster:

porch | portico [synonym, sense-specific] | gallery [southern United States, middle United States, synonym, sense-specific] | lanai [synonym, sense-specific] | piazza [dialect, synonym, sense-specific] | stoop [synonym, sense-specific] | veranda [synonym, sense-specific] | galilee [similar, sense-specific] | sleeping porch [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building and usually having a separate roof | [obsolete] "portico" (17 of 106 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/porch

Oxford Dictionary:

porch | porched [derived] | porchless [derived]

a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building | [North American] : a veranda (17 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/porch

American Heritage Dictionary:

porch

A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. | An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a ... (27 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/porch

New World Dictionary:

porch

a covered entrance to a building, usually projecting from the wall and having a separate roof | an open or enclosed gallery or room on the outside of ... (27 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/porch

Random House Dictionary:

porch | the Porch [sense-specific]

an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway. | a veranda. | "the Porch": the portico or stoa in the ... (25 of 51 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/porch

Wiktionary:

porch | porches [plural] | propylon [architecture, historical] | propylons [architecture, historical, plural] | propyla [architecture, historical, plural]

A covered and enclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. | A portico; a covered walk. (36 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/porch

Macmillan British Dictionary:

porch [countable] | porches [plural]

[British] a small area covered by a roof at the entrance to a house or other building | [United States] a veranda (21 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/porch

Cambridge Dictionary:

porch

a covered structure in front of the entrance to a building | [United States] a veranda (15 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/porch

Encarta Dictionary:

porch | porches [plural]

a raised platform with a roof that runs along the side of a house, partly enclosed with low walls or fully enclosed with screens or windows | a ... (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737897​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

porch

First use: late 13th century

Origin: Old French porche, from Latin porticus "covered gallery, arcade", from porta "gate". The L. word was borrowed directly into Old English as portic.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=porch

American Heritage Dictionary:

porch

Origin: Middle English porche, from Old French, from Latin porticus, portico, from porta, gate; see per- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/porch

Merriam-Webster:

porch

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English porche, from Anglo-French, from Latin porticus portico, from porta gate; akin to Latin portus port

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/porch

New World Dictionary:

porch

Origin: Middle English porche from Old French from Latin porticus from porta, gate, entrance, passage: see "port"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/porch

Oxford Dictionary:

porch

Origin: Middle English: from Old French porche, from Latin porticus "colonnade", from porta "passage"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/porch

Wiktionary:

porch | porches [plural]

Origin: Middle English porche, from Old French, from Latin porticus ("portico").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/porch

Collins Dictionary:

porch

First use: 13th century

Origin: from French porche, from Latin porticus portico

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/porch

Encarta Dictionary:

porch | porches [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin porticus "covered entry" from porta "gate"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737897​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

porch | porches [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "porch"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/porch

Collins Dictionary:

porch

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "porch"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/porch

Macmillan American Dictionary:

porch [countable] | porches [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "porch"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/porch

Macmillan British Dictionary:

porch [countable] | porches [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "porch"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/porch

Cambridge Dictionary:

porch

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "porch"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "porch"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/porch

the Free Dictionary:

porch

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "porch"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "porch"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "porch" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/porch

Google Dictionary:

porch | porches [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "porch"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=porch

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

porch

Audio: North American pronunciation of "porch"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=porch​001 word=porch

YourDictionary Audio:

porch

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "porch" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/porch

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