What does the word portico mean?

Usage examples for portico

  1. A portico extends across the entire east end of the building, covering an area 12 by 32 feet. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  2. I crossed to the opposite side of the way, and soon afterward lost sight of him under the portico of a house. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  3. The modern building, with a Grecian portico, in front of the Castle, is the County Court, where the assizes for the county of Northumberland are held. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden