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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Porch  \Porch\,  n.  [F.  porche,  L.  porticus,  fr  porta  a  gate, 
  entrance,  or  passage.  See  {Port}  a  gate,  and  cf  {Portico}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  covered  and  inclosed  entrance  to  a  building, 
  whether  taken  from  the  interior,  and  forming  a  sort  of 
  vestibule  within  the  main  wall,  or  projecting  without  and 
  with  a  separate  roof.  Sometimes  the  porch  is  large  enough 
  to  serve  as  a  covered  walk.  See  also  {Carriage  porch}, 
  under  {Carriage},  and  {Loggia}. 
  The  graceless  Helen  in  the  porch  I  spied  Of  Vesta's 
  temple.  --Dryden. 
  2.  A  portico;  a  covered  walk.  [Obs.] 
  Repair  to  Pompey's  porch,  where  you  shall  find  find 
  us  --Shak. 
  {The  Porch},  a  public  portico,  or  great  hall,  in  Athens, 
  where  Zeno,  the  philosopher,  taught  his  disciples;  hence 
  sometimes  used  as  equivalent  to  the  school  of  the  Stoics. 
  It  was  called  "h  poiki`lh  stoa`.  [See  {Poicile}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  structure  attached  to  the  exterior  of  a  building  often 
  forming  a  covered  entrance 

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