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Meaning of PORTICO

Pronunciation:  'powrti`kow

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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