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!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
In the porch he paused a moment, to draw on his woollen gloves, and button his great coat, and for something besides.Gifts of Genius|Various
The influence of his deep acquaintance with French is shown in the position of the adverb in "I saw again somebody in the porch."Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
Basing his action on this conclusion, he remained on the porch and finished his breakfast.Revolution and Other Essays|Jack London
He detained Charles on the porch long enough to tell his plan.Sisters|Grace May North
No one was about; and, with a light and hasty step, he proceeded to the hall below, and onward to the porch.Hildebrand|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for porch
Word Origin for porch
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.