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or porte-co·chere  (pôrt′kō-shâr′)
1. A roofed structure covering a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or leaving a vehicle.
2. Archaic A carriage entrance leading through a building or wall into an inner courtyard.

[French porte cochère : porte, door + cochère, for coaches.]


1. (Architecture) a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard
2. (Architecture) a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles
[C17: from French: carriage entrance, from porte gateway + coche coach]


or porte-co•chère

(ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt-)

1. a covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard.
2. a porch roof at the door of a building for sheltering people entering or leaving vehicles.
[1690–1700; < French: gate for coaches]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyardporte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
2.porte-cochere - canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather


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But a tall porte cochere opened, and suddenly the whole scene changed.
His family lived in commodious apartments over the store, having an entrance on the side within the porte cochere.
Bending over the balcony, I was about to murmur 'Mon ange'--in a tone, of course, which should be audible to the ear of love alone--when a figure jumped from the carriage after her; cloaked also; but that was a spurred heel which had rung on the pavement, and that was a hatted head which now passed under the arched porte cochere of the hotel.
All 156 guest rooms and public spaces including the main entrance and porte cochere have been renovated.
Upon entering the two-story clubhouse's stylish porte cochere and lobby, residents gain access to five-star resort amenities that rival some of the top resorts in the country.
New porte cochere at the building entrance and associated site improvements; Renovation to existing, licensed, 2-story nursing home consisting of new finishes, light fixtures in resident corridors and central common area, new windows in resident rooms and common areas, and new automatic sliding entrance doors.
Indeed, no sooner had we stepped out of the car in the porte cochere of the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa on the island of Oahu than we were each greeted by a pair of outstretched arms bearing one of the traditional floral necklaces.
There is a porte cochere, where a 24-hour valet services the cobblestone driveway.
It has features including concrete and steel-framed construction, an interior porte cochere and an above-grade structural parking deck.
A porte cochere or grand driveway adds an elegant touch to the building.
Embracing the Shangri-La trademark of elegant chandeliers, Jing An Shangri-La boasts more than four million pieces of crystals used as architectural elements -- from the thick canopy of lighted crystal rods covering the porte cochere to the crystal drapery anchoring the reception area and Lobby Lounge.
At the forefront of the entry, a water feature filters the sounds and fumes of traffic and softens the porte cochere.