- A porch, or a small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building.
- 1855, Frederick Douglass, chapter 3, in My Bondage and My Freedom, New York: Miller, Orton and Mulligan:
- The great house itself was a large, white, wooden building, with wings on three sides of it. In front, a large portico, extending the entire length of the building, and supported by a long range of columns, gave to the whole establishment an air of solemn grandeur.
- See also Thesaurus:porch
small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building
portico m (plural portici)
portico m (plural porticos)