noun, plural por·ti·coes, por·ti·cos.
Origin of portico
Related Words for porticoesatrium, colonnade, veranda, arcade, piazza, terrace, patio, balcony, verandah, walkway, stoa
Examples from the Web for porticoes
Historical Examples of porticoes
He completed, but did not dedicate, the palace, and finished the porticoes round it.Theodoric the Goth
The four sides are formed of porticoes which sustain the upper storey.The Cathedral Builders
They saw the drawing of a pretentious structure with towers and porticoes.When Egypt Went Broke
He connected his palace with that of Tiberius by means of porticoes.
He placed statues of the great Roman generals in both the porticoes of his forum.
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin 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.