2016年7月13日 星期三

porch, astronaut, spacewalk, parvis


Imagine you're floating in space and suddenly there's water in your helmet. That's what happened to this astronaut:
Astronauts on the International Space Station complete a spacewalk...
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Astronauts install porch on space station
Reuters - USA In four additional spacewalks scheduled for the mission, astronauts will work on an equipment cart and prepare a docking port for Japan's new cargo ship, ...




porch 

Pronunciation: /pɔːtʃ/ 


NOUN  門廊

1A covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building:the north porch of Hereford Cathedral
1.1North American A veranda:Daniel and Lydia sat out on the porch for many hours

Derivatives


porched

ADJECTIVE

porchless

ADJECTIVE

Origin

Middle English: from Old French porche, from Latin porticus 'colonnade', from porta'passage'.

[名詞]
  1. 1
  2. (1)ポーチ,張り出し玄関:建物の戸口に続く屋根付きの部分.
  3. (2)((英)) 教会の袖廊しゅうろう.
  4. 2((米)) =veranda 1.
  5. 3((the P-))
  6. (1)アテネの講堂:Zenon が弟子に講義した列柱廊(stoa).
  7. (2)ストア学派[哲学].
  8. 4((廃)) =portico 1.
  9. 5((米俗)) 出た腹.
語源
c1300

mediaeval term of " Parvis," which was often in later times attached to the square or " place " immediately lying under the shadow of the chief entrance ...

Architecture: parvis

1. The open square in front of a large church.
2. An enclosed court or room in front of a church.
3. A room over a church porch, 1.

n.
  1. An enclosed courtyard or space at the entrance to a building, especially a cathedral, that is sometimes surrounded by porticoes or colonnades.
  2. One of the porticoes or colonnades surrounding such a space.
[Middle English, from Old French, alteration of pareis, paradise, from Late Latin paradīsus, garden, paradise. See paradise.]


astronaut (ăs'trə-nôt') pronunciation

n.
A person trained to pilot, navigate, or otherwise participate as a crew member of a spacecraft.
[ASTRO- + Greek nautēs, sailor (from naus, ship).]

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