Meaning of “porch” in the English Dictionary

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"porch" in British English

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porchnoun [ C ]

uk /pɔːtʃ/ us /pɔːrtʃ/

a covered structure in front of the entrance to a building

US a veranda :

We sat out on the porch to cool off.

(Definition of “porch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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porchnoun [ C ]

us /pɔrtʃ/

a covered area next to the entrance of a house, sometimes open to the air and sometimes surrounded by a screen (= wire net):

The back porch looks out on our garden.

(Definition of “porch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)