Definition of portico noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪkəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪkoʊ//
(pl. porticoes, porticos) (formal) Architectural features
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a roof that is supported by columns, especially one that forms the entrance to a large building Guests gathered under the classical portico of the hotel. See related entries: Architectural features Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian, from Latin porticus ‘porch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: portico