• (RP) IPA: /pɔːtʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /pɔɹtʃ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /po(ː)ɹtʃ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /poətʃ/

porch (plural porches)

  1. (architecture) A covered and enclosed 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.
  2. A portico; a covered walk.
  3. The platform outside the external hatch of a spacecraft.
    • 2012, Courtney G. Brooks, ‎James M. Grimwood, ‎Loyd S. Swenson, Chariots for Apollo
      By the time he had put on the backpack, McDivitt was ready to let him do more—to stand on the porch at least.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Italian: portico
  • Russian: по́ртик

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. (with definite article) The Stoic philosophy (after the public porch on the agora of Athens where Zeno taught).
    Synonyms: Portico

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