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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
front door/garden/porch etc (=at the front of a house)
▪ We walked up the front steps and into the reception area.
sun porch
▪ The guitarist's back-porch folksiness shows its best hand on the affecting finale, Travels.
▪ Near their back porch, they said, rats scamper about, and maggots slither near trash bins.
▪ Ilsa's house was dark and we padded through to the back porch like conspirators.
▪ It was still goo, so she put it out on the back porch for the cat.
▪ Then he gave a little nod, an apology for interrupting, and leaned the bike against the back porch.
▪ Looking up the hollow from our back porch, the mown field was the only sign of human endeavor.
▪ Sometimes she sits in a lounge chair on the back porch and stares off into space.
▪ Sounds like just the ticket for a shady back porch, cool glass of sun tea and thou.
▪ We used to have a family of martins nesting directly over our front porch, just under my bedroom window.
▪ He glared at Yanto with genuine dislike as he stomped through the front porch of the pub.
▪ So Johnny Appleseed lay down on the front porch and went to sleep.
▪ The front porch which has various door openings gives excellent room for cooking and storing the rest of your gear.
▪ She was on the front porch, with Oxie and Fogarty still on the sofa.
▪ The front porch has various door openings with room to shelter when cooking and to store gear.
▪ She was sitting on the front porch, waiting, with gloves in her lap.
▪ For details, see the poster in the church porch.
▪ He could not, at first, unlock the door, though the porch light was on; the keyhole kept moving.
▪ They are some of the largest and most spectacular moths that visit our porch lights in the summer.
▪ I walked to the front door, checked my watch, and flicked the porch light on and off three times.
▪ In the glow of the porch light, he saw her eyes turn that mesmerizing shade of periwinkle.
▪ He did it now, dragged his chair out under the leafy fig tree, beyond the glow of the porch light.
▪ The façade and south porch are now Gothic and the interior and cupola were transformed in the eighteenth century.
▪ For some reason, no one knew why, he had for the last four months taken to sleeping in the south porch.
▪ There are only three to the south porch.
▪ There were only two cars parked outside the south porch.
▪ We occupy the sun porch, a windowless living room with a fake marble fireplace and a dining room behind glass doors.
▪ The back door swings open and Felicia comes out on to the porch.
▪ When he came on to the porch, she stood up from her wicker chair and kissed him on the cheek.
▪ Glover came on the porch to call Paul in for lunch and found the boy helping in the yard.
▪ Not until it was dark did they leave the porch.
▪ But Mr Teal had finally left the porch with a great deal of poise.
▪ Sethe opened the front door and sat down on the porch steps.
▪ They sat on the porch after dinner and talked.
▪ In the evening he sat on the porch, thinking.
▪ In summer, we sit on the porch Like birds on a telephone wire.
▪ He sat down on our porch and eagerly showed us how his equipment worked.
▪ I sit on the porch with a glass of wine and watch the sheep.
▪ Before Paul D came and sat on her porch steps, words whispered in the keeping room had kept her going.
▪ Win sat alone on the porch.
▪ Betty was sitting in the porch of the cottage peeling potatoes.
▪ She was sitting on the front porch, waiting, with gloves in her lap.
▪ At the Dixie Dude, I spent my time between riding in the hills and just sitting on the porch doing nothing.
▪ I am the one scrambling eggs for dinner and sitting on porches with friends while the kids roam the neighborhood on bikes.
▪ We were sitting on the porch after Sunday dinner.
▪ It was like sitting on the porch with your family, when nobody feels that they have to make talk.
▪ Our entertainment was sitting on the front porch.
▪ Angela is sitting on the side porch as I pull into my driveway.
▪ I stood in the porch to drink it.
▪ She saw through the screen that Tony Angotti was standing on the porch.
▪ Juliet stood in the porch, her finger to her lips, still feeling that last, tender kiss.
▪ Tony Angotti was standing on the porch.
▪ She stood in the porch and rang the bell.
▪ Hughes stood motionless on the porch.
▪ I stood on that porch listening to the silence, watching the white clouds in the dark blue summer sky.
▪ Reva was standing on the porch, staring down at us.
▪ They were sitting on the front porch drinking beer.
▪ For details, see the poster in the church porch.
▪ I went right up the front walk, mounted the porch steps and rang the bell, then rang it again.
▪ Running the length of the forward strut was a ladder for the astronauts to descend from the top porch to the surface.
▪ She showed him to a little room off the kitchen porch.
▪ So Johnny Appleseed lay down on the front porch and went to sleep.
▪ Some children even go into the yard and on the porch of the house.
▪ The bay that formed the hall would have an entry porch to act as an airlock on the road side.
▪ The western porch below, surmounted by its rose window, is sculptured.
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.]

  1. (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.

  2. 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 (disambiguation)

Porch is an architectural element of building entrances.

Porch (surname)

  • 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 (Pearl Jam song)

"Porch" is the eighth track off Pearl Jam's debut album Ten (1991). The song was written by lead singer Eddie Vedder.

Porch (company)

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.