noun, plural por·ti·coes, por·ti·cos.
Origin of portico
Examples from the Web for portico
Pettigrass stooped with his back to the portico and patted the dog.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
The crowd around the portico was dissolved; and the faithful dispersed, taking their various directions.Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers|Antoinette Ogden
Its portico supported by eighteen colossal Ionic columns is reached by a wide flight of steps.
But they went in at the main gate and mounted the steps of the portico.The Girls of Central High on Track and Field|David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A portico, rising over six stone steps, protected a door painted brown and bearing a brass knocker.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
British Dictionary definitions for portico
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin for portico
Word Origin and History for portico
c.1600, from Italian portico, from Latin porticus "colonnade, arcade, covered walk, porch," from porta "gate" (see port (n.1)). Especially of the Painted Porch in Athens.