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 for porch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The graceless Helen in the porch I spied
              Of Vesta's temple.                    --Dryden.
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     2. A portico; a covered walk. [Obs.]
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              Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find
              us.                                   --Shak.
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a structure attached to the exterior of a building often
           forming a covered entrance

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "porch":
     Easter sepulcher, French door, ambry, apse, archway, back door,
     baptistery, barway, blindstory, bulkhead, carriage entrance,
     cellar door, cellarway, chancel, choir, cloisters, confessional,
     confessionary, crypt, diaconicon, diaconicum, door, doorjamb,
     doorpost, doorway, front door, gallery, gate, gatepost, gateway,
     hatch, hatchway, lanai, lintel, nave, patio, piazza, portal,
     porte cochere, postern, presbytery, propylaeum, pylon, rood loft,
     rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, scuttle, side door,
     sleeping porch, solarium, stile, stoop, storm door, sun porch,
     threshold, tollgate, transept, trap, trap door, triforium,
     turnpike, turnstile, veranda, vestry

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