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Meaning of PORTICO

Pronunciation:  'powrti`kow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
 

PORTICO is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: narthex, porch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Por"ti*co\, n.; pl. {Porticoes}or {Porticos}. [It., L.
porticus. See {Porch}.] (Arch.)
A colonnade or covered ambulatory, especially in classical
styles of architecture; usually, a colonnade at the entrance
of a building.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: access, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, atlas, avenue, caryatid, channel, cloister, colonnade, colonnette, column, communication, conduit, connection, corridor, covered way, defile, entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entry, entryway, exit, ferry, ford, foyer, galilee, gallery, inlet, interchange, intersection, junction, lane, lobby, narthex, opening, outlet, overpass, pass, passage, passageway, peristyle, pier, pilaster, pillar, porch, portal, post, propylaeum, railroad tunnel, stoa, telamon, threshold, traject, trajet, tunnel, underpass, veranda, vestibule
 

 

 

 

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