- 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 agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium and his followers met.
- Obsolete. a portico.
Origin of porch
Examples from the Web for porch
He stands, one assumes on a porch, which overlooks a prairie.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
Davis jumped over a 4-foot porch wall and ran into a house, where he and others crammed themselves into a linen closet.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Gosta Peterson sits on the porch of his Long Island home and greets passersby.
On the porch, before I go, Peterson looks at me through the lens of a small digital camera before training it on his front lawn.
A black-and-white cat named Chopper sleeps upside down on the porch, his open mouth revealing a row of impossibly tiny teeth.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
I would have it like the porch—not of Bethesda, but of heaven itself.Weighed and Wanting
Once again his eyes were like Tillie's, as she had waved good-bye from the porch.
Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.
He recognized K., and, mopping dry a part of the porch, shoved a chair on it.
He limped up the hill to her, and sat down on the top step of the porch.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
- a low structure projecting from the doorway of a house and forming a covered entrance
- US and Canadian an exterior roofed gallery, often partly enclosed; veranda
Word Origin and History for porch
c.1300, "covered entrance," from Old French porche "porch, vestibule," from Latin porticus "covered gallery, covered walk between columns, arcade, portico, porch," from porta "gate, entrance, door" (see port (n.2)). The Latin word was borrowed directly into Old English as portic.