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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 porch /ˈporʧ, ˈpɔrʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Porch n.
 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) 2.0

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