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12501300; Middle English porche Old French Latin porticus porch, portico

Dictionary.com UnabridgedBased on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc. 2018

He stands, one assumes on a porch, which overlooks a prairie.

Davis jumped over a 4-foot porch wall and ran into a house, where he and others crammed themselves into a linen closet.

Gosta Peterson sits on the porch of his Long Island home and greets passersby.

On the porch, before I go, Peterson looks at me through the lens of a small digital camera before training it on his front lawn.

A black-and-white cat named Chopper sleeps upside down on the porch, his open mouth revealing a row of impossibly tiny teeth.

I would have it like the porchnot of Bethesda, but of heaven itself.

Once again his eyes were like Tillie's, as she had waved good-bye from the porch.

He recognized K., and, mopping dry a part of the porch, shoved a chair on it.

Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.

He limped up the hill to her, and sat down on the top step of the porch.

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C13: from French porche, from Latin porticus portico

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper

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