- a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
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.
- a covered entrance to a building; porch
- a covered walkway in the form of a roof supported by columns or pillars, esp one built on to the exterior of a building
Word Origin for portico
Word Origin and History for porticoes
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.