What does the word porch mean?

Usage examples for porch

  1. Then she went softly into the library, the windows of which opened out upon the porch. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  2. Nights are a little empty, but if there's a moon, I can always go out on the porch and look at it and know where you are. – Death of a Spaceman by Walter M. Miller
  3. Mrs. Agin came out on the porch, and stood for a moment looking from Danny to Rosie. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore