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Definition of "porch" []

  • A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. (noun)
  • An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah. (noun)
  • Obsolete A portico or covered walk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "porch" in a sentence
  • "The ancient porch, the remains of very old constructions, is masked by a fore-front that belongs to the last period of the gothic art, and which was built in 1494 by James of Landshut; this new porch (_porch of St. Laurence_), though handsome in its _ensemble_, is wanting in that noble simplicity and purity of taste that distinguishes the other parts of the Cathedral; it is overloaded with ornaments, and its statues have a stiffness that is found nowhere else."
  • "As you can see, my porch is a sea of boxes, well a sea floor, with boxes coming and going."
  • "His front porch is part of his castle, and I would appreciate respect."