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

     

    porch

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pɔːtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrtʃ//
     
    Parts of a house, Architectural features
     
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  1. 1a small area at the entrance to a building, such as a house or a church, that is covered by a roof and often has walls See related entries: Parts of a house, Architectural features
  2. 2(North American English) = veranda See related entries: Parts of a house, Architectural features
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French porche, from Latin porticus ‘colonnade’, from porta ‘passage’.Extra examples She stood in the porch and rang the doorbell. They were sitting out on the porch in the cool evening air. After dinner we sat on the front porch and talked for hours. The screened porch looks across the backyard into the woods.
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