a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
- It's a palace with a huge marble portico.
- A large portico provides a suitably impressive entrance to the chapel.
- Guests gathered under the classical portico of the hotel.
- Splendid carriages would draw up under the portico and visitors would be constantly coming and going.
A palace built with graceful porticos.出自： W. C. Bryant
Now to the verdant portico of woods..they walk.出自： transf.