Part of speech: noun

An open space with roof supported by columns; a porch.

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Usage examples "portico":

  1. A portico extends across the entire east end of the building, covering an area 12 by 32 feet. - "The Fairfax County Courthouse", 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", 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", William Finden.