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1. A city of southern England on the English Channel near the Isle of Wight. Chartered in 1194, it is a major naval base.
2. An independent city of southeast Virginia opposite Norfolk. It has been a major naval base since pre-Revolutionary times.


1. (Placename) Informal name: Pompey a port in S England, in Portsmouth unitary authority, Hampshire, on the English Channel: Britain's chief naval base; university (1992). Pop: 187 056 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 188 700 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River: naval base; shipyards. Pop: 99 617 (2003 est)


(ˈpɔrts məθ, ˈpoʊrts-)

1. a seaport in S Hampshire, in S England, on the English Channel. 189,100.
2. a seaport in SE Virginia. 101,308.
3. a seaport in SE New Hampshire: Russian-Japanese peace treaty 1905. 26,254.
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Noun1.Portsmouth - a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite NorfolkPortsmouth - a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
2.Portsmouth - a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
Granite State, New Hampshire, NH - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Portsmouth - a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Sealed bid proposals, plainly marked Annual City of Portsmouth School Department Printing Needs for the 2017/2018 School Year on the outside of the mailing envelope as well as the sealed bid envelope, addressed to the Portsmouth School Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Suite 402, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, will be accepted until 2:00 p.
22, according to Brian Goetz, deputy director of the Depart The city of Portsmouth closed the Haven well at Pease International Tradeport in May 2014 after the Air Force found levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, or PFOS, 12.
To the city of Portsmouth, I opt out of your system," he wrote online.
When it was announced that Rumpke had purchased Pike Sanitation--the company that the city of Portsmouth contracted with to dispose of its refuse--it also came to light that the city's cost would nearly triple from $264,750 to $600,000 the first year, $637,500 the second year and $675,000 the third year.
But last week his native city of Portsmouth unveiled a statue in Guildhall Square of the great man surrounded by his books, less than a mile from where he was born 202 years ago.
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The "Generation Sex" workshop was part of an annual over-60s festival in the southern English city of Portsmouth and billed as a "frank, fun and factual" way for older people to talk about sex in later life.
MUSCAT: The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) will celebrate today in the City of Portsmouth, UK, the nomination and inauguration of the vessel Al Rasikh, which comes within the framework of the project Khareef.
Stephen Li, a student at university in her home city of Portsmouth, heard about her plight and contacted his wealthy father, Feng.
The match result went to the final event, with Reading edging home by just half a point from the City of Portsmouth team.
The fishery will be built in the northern coastal city of Portsmouth.