Crossword clues for porch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Porch \Porch\, n. [F. porche, L. porticus, fr. porta a gate, entrance, or passage. See Port a gate, and cf. Portico.]
(Arch.) A covered and inclosed 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. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch, under Carriage, and Loggia.
The graceless Helen in the porch I spied Of Vesta's temple.
A portico; a covered walk. [Obs.]
Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find us.
The Porch, a public portico, or great hall, in Athens, where Zeno, the philosopher, taught his disciples; hence, sometimes used as equivalent to the school of the Stoics. It was called "h poiki`lh stoa`. [See Poicile.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "covered entrance," from Old French porche "porch, vestibule," from Latin porticus "covered gallery, covered walk between columns, arcade, portico, porch," from porta "gate, entrance, door" (see port (n.2)). The Latin word was borrowed directly into Old English as portic.
n. (context architecture English) 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.
n. a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
Porch is an architectural element of building entrances.
- Robert Bagehot Porch (1875-1962), English cricketer
Porch may also refer to:
- Porch, an online home-improvement resource platform
- "Porch" (Pearl Jam song), from their 1991 album Ten
- Front porch and back porch, a video synchronization technique
- Front porch campaign, a form of home-based political campaigning
- Vestibule (architecture), sometimes referred to as a porch
- Garage (house), a part of a residential building, used for storing vehicles
"Porch" is the eighth track off Pearl Jam's debut album Ten (1991). The song was written by lead singer Eddie Vedder.
Porch is an online website that lets users connect and review local home improvement contractors and browse photos of home improvement projects. The site also features advice articles. Porch has information on 3.8 million home improvement professionals and 140 million projects across the United States.
A porch (from Old French porche, from Latin porticus "colonnade", from porta "passage") is a construction usually external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by latticework, broad windows, screen, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure.
There are various styles of porches, all of which depend on the architectural tradition of its location. All porches will allow for sufficient space for a person to comfortably pause before entering or after exiting the building. However, they may be larger. Verandahs, for example, are usually quite large and may encompass the entire facade as well as the sides of a structure. An extreme example is the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, which has the longest porch in the world at in length.
Usage examples of "porch".
The terrace next to the side porch was already abloom with freshly planted flowers.
The enlarged flyby surveillance photograph hanging on the wall showed in grainy black and white the cabin and its grounds, including the wide, elevated back porch on which Glenn Abies could be seen standing, small but unmistakable, giving the helicopter the finger.
Dorrin drives the adz into the largest chunk of charcoal, ignoring the light footsteps on the porch behind him.
Beany crep out esy and hunted round til we found the string and we tide it agen as tite as we cood and then we crep back into the porch and peeked through the window.
As the side porches fronting the aisles are on the same level with the main porch, the bottom part of the front is bound together, and the divisions of nave and aisle, emphasised above by the prominent buttresses, are minimised below.
From the porch of the Church of Santa Maria Mayor, he watched his alguazils enter the house of the Princess of Eboli, bring her forth, bestow her in a waiting carriage that was to bear her away to the fortress of Pinto, to an imprisonment which was later exchanged for exile to Pastrana lasting as long as life itself.
Buccari, hands and face blackened with soot, collapsed on the lodge porch and watched the sun flush alpenglow from the snowy peaks.
The prince went up to the arguers, asked what it was about, and, politely pushing Lebedev and Keller aside, delicately addressed a gray-haired and stocky gentleman, who was standing on the porch steps at the head of several other aspirants, and invited him to do him the honor of favoring him with his visit.
Sweetie Pie was after the armadillo that had taken up residence under the front porch.
Spivak, at a nod from Saint Just, signaled for her cam-eraman to switch on his lights, which attracted several more WAR attendees in the way a porch light attracts moths, although the crush was already considerable.
Most of the well-wishers and curious had drifted away when Elizabeth had first shown signs of waking, but he found Axel on the porch, nursing his pipe, and the judge.
Thomas, having no sword of his own, was standing in the porch of a church which stood hard beside the bridge from where he was shooting arrows up at the barbican tower, but his aim was obscured because a thatch in the old city was on fire and the smoke was curling over the river like a low cloud.
CHAPTER VII THE WORK IN PROGRESS On the sheltered side of Eastbourne, just at the springing of the downs as you climb towards Beachy Head, is a spacious and heavy-looking stone house, with pillared porch, oriel windows on the ground floor of the front, and a square turret rising above the fine row of chestnuts which flanks the road.
He ate blackberries along the hedges, minded the geese with a long switch, went haymaking during harvest, ran about in the woods, played hop-scotch under the church porch on rainy days, and at great fetes begged the beadle to let him toll the bells, that he might hang all his weight on the long rope and feel himself borne upward by it in its swing.
Carly went back to the kitchen, Beanie had dragged himself to the porch where the twins squatted next to him, muttering in low worried tones.