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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: porche, from Latin porticus, from porta 'gate'

porch

noun
     
Related topics: House
porch [countable]
1 British EnglishDHH an entrance covered by a roof outside the front door of a house or church
2 American EnglishDHH a structure built onto the front or back entrance of a house, with a floor and a roof but no walls

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