• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɔːtɪkəʊ/

portico (plural porticos)

  1. A porch, or a small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building.
    • 1855, Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom Chapter 3
      The great house itself was a large, white, wooden building, with wings on three sides of it. In front, a large portico, extending the entire length of the building, and supported by a long range of columns, gave to the whole establishment an air of solemn grandeur.
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Proper noun
  1. The Stoic philosophy (after the public porch on the agora of Athens where Zeno taught).
    Synonyms: Porch

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