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Meaning of PORCH

Pronunciation:  powrch

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

PORCH is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: back porch, construction, deck, front porch, gallery, house, portico, stoep, stoop, structure, veranda, verandah



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Porch\, n. [F. porche, L. porticus, fr. porta a gate,
entrance, or passage. See {Port} a gate, and cf. {Portico}.]
1. (Arch.) A covered and inclosed entrance to a building,
   whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of
   vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and
   with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough
   to serve as a covered walk. See also {Carriage porch},
   under {Carriage}, and {Loggia}.

         The graceless Helen in the porch I spied Of Vesta's
         temple.                               --Dryden.

2. A portico; a covered walk. [Obs.]

         Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find
         us.                                   --Shak.

{The Porch}, a public portico, or great hall, in Athens,
   where Zeno, the philosopher, taught his disciples; hence,
   sometimes used as equivalent to the school of the Stoics.
   It was called "h poiki`lh stoa`. [See {Poicile}.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a porch, represents your personality, your social self, your facade and how you portray yourself to others. Consider the condition and size of the porch. In particular to dream of an enclosed porch, suggests of your tendency to distance yourself from others and your desires for privacy. Dreaming of an opened porch means your outgoing nature and welcoming attitude.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambry, apse, archway, back door, baptistery, barway, blindstory, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, chancel, choir, cloisters, confessional, confessionary, crypt, diaconicon, diaconicum, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, Easter sepulcher, French door, front door, gallery, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, lanai, lintel, nave, patio, piazza, portal, porte cochere, postern, presbytery, propylaeum, pylon, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, scuttle, side door, sleeping porch, solarium, stile, stoop, storm door, sun porch, threshold, tollgate, transept, trap, trap door, triforium, turnpike, turnstile, veranda, vestry