Pronunciation: (pôrch, pōrch), [key]
1. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.
2. a veranda.
3. the Porch,the portico or stoa in the agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium and his followers met.
4. Obs.a portico.
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