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  • adj. That includes a portico.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with a portico.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a portico or porticos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by columniation having free columns in porticoes either at both ends or at both sides of a structure


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  • On a trip back to Rome one evening last month from Bolzano near the Austrian border, I booked my night-train ticket and had just enough time to set off through porticoed streets to eat roast duck, apple sauce and red cabbage at a trattoria, surrounded by German-speaking Italians laughing and knocking back tall glasses of beer.

    Last train to Sicily

  • It was likely ringed by porticoed walkways, shops behind wrought-iron lattices, small inns and al fresco cafes shaded by orange trees.

    Bob Schulman: Gold, Booze And Tourists: Mazatlan's Plazuela Machado

  • We arrange to meet at the Church Hill theatre; this large, porticoed theatre on Edinburgh's genteel Morningside Road is the AHSTF's main performance space.

    What are all these American high school students doing in Edinburgh?

  • Like the racially mixed Tigers, Central High has become in many respects a model of integration, a big-city school with academic achievements as impressive as its grand, porticoed architecture.

    Trouble On and Off the Gridiron

  • As long as Ida Mae lived in the house, he had always approached that porticoed facade with dread, never knowing what was in store, whether she would greet him with a smile and a bowl of soup or silent, tight-lipped rage or a screaming, dish-throwing tantrum.

    Come Again No More

  • There were other cars parked in front of the porticoed front door, and Martin said that they were the last to arrive.


  • In this elegant, porticoed mansion of a restaurant, we admired the view and the meticulously authentic French traditional food.

    Dinner Deep in Walleye Territory

  • "Or," she writes, "it could just be that women with more education and more money relate on a subconscious level to the young and handsome Barack and Michelle Obama, with their white-porticoed mansion in one of the cooler Chicago neighbourhoods and her Jimmy Choo shoes."

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The buildings were arched and porticoed, colored in muted greens and pastel pinks.


  • Set on 1,600 acres in the rolling hills of central Connecticut, it was magnificent to behold, with porticoed, neo-Georgian red-brick buildings surrounded by endless lawns.

    Arthur Miller's Missing Act


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