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4 definitions found
 for Portico
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Portico \Por"ti*co\, n.; pl. Porticoesor Porticos. [It., L.
     porticus. See Porch.] (Arch.)
     A colonnade or covered ambulatory, especially in classical
     styles of architecture; usually, a colonnade at the entrance
     of a building.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colonnade \Col`on*nade"\, n. [F. colonnade, It. colonnata, fr.
     colonna column. See Colonel.] (Arch.)
     A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with
     all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: When in front of a building, it is called a portico;
           when surrounding a building or an open court or square,
           a peristyle.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  portico
      n 1: a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered
           and often columned area

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "portico":
     access, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, atlas,
     avenue, caryatid, channel, cloister, colonnade, colonnette, column,
     communication, conduit, connection, corridor, covered way, defile,
     entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entry, entryway, exit, ferry,
     ford, foyer, galilee, gallery, inlet, interchange, intersection,
     junction, lane, lobby, narthex, opening, outlet, overpass, pass,
     passage, passageway, peristyle, pier, pilaster, pillar, porch,
     portal, post, propylaeum, railroad tunnel, stoa, telamon,
     threshold, traject, trajet, tunnel, underpass, veranda,
     vestibule
  
  

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