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port 1

 (pôrt)
n.
1.
a. A place on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships.
b. A city or town on a waterway with such facilities.
c. The waterfront district of a city.
2. A place along a coast that gives ships and boats protection from storms and rough water; a harbor.
3. A port of entry.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin portus; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

port 2

 (pôrt)
n.
The left-hand side of a ship or aircraft facing forward. Also called larboard.
adj.
Of, relating to, or on the port.
tr. & intr.v. port·ed, port·ing, ports
To turn (a craft) or make a shift to the port side: port the helm; ported sharply to avoid a shoal.

[Probably from port side, from port.]

port 3

 (pôrt)
n.
1. Nautical
a. An opening in a ship's side providing access to the interior.
b. A porthole.
c. Archaic A cover for a porthole.
2. An opening, as in a cylinder or valve face, for the passage of steam or fluid.
3. A hole in an armored vehicle or a fortified structure for viewing or for firing weapons.
4.
a. An entrance to or exit from a data network.
b. A connection point for a peripheral device.
5. Scots A gateway or portal, as to a town.
tr.v. port·ed, port·ing, ports
Computers To modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform.

[Middle English, gate, porthole, from Old French porte, gate, from Latin porta; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

port 4

also Port  (pôrt)
n.
A rich sweet fortified wine.

[After Oporto.]

port 5

 (pôrt)
tr.v. port·ed, port·ing, ports
To hold or carry (a weapon) diagonally across the body, with the muzzle or blade near the left shoulder.
n.
1. The position of a rifle or other weapon when ported.
2. The manner in which one carries oneself; bearing.

[French porter, to carry, from Old French, from Latin portāre; see per- in Indo-European roots. N., Middle English porte, from Old French port, from porter, to carry.]

port

(pɔːt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a town or place alongside navigable water with facilities for the loading and unloading of ships
2. (Law) See port of entry
[Old English, from Latin portus harbour, port]

port

(pɔːt)
n
(Nautical Terms)
a. the left side of an aircraft or vessel when facing the nose or bow
b. (as modifier): the port bow. Compare starboard1
vb
(Nautical Terms) to turn or be turned towards the port
[C17: origin uncertain]

port

(pɔːt)
n
(Brewing) a sweet fortified dessert wine
[C17: after Oporto, Portugal, from where it came originally]

port

(pɔːt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. an opening in the side of a ship, fitted with a watertight door, for access to the holds
b. See porthole1
2. (Fortifications) a small opening in a wall, armoured vehicle, etc, for firing through
3. (Mechanical Engineering) an aperture, esp one controlled by a valve, by which fluid enters or leaves the cylinder head of an engine, compressor, etc
4. (Electronics) electronics a logic circuit for the input and output of data
5. chiefly Scot a gate or portal in a town or fortress
[Old English, from Latin porta gate]

port

(pɔːt) military
vb
(Military) (tr) to carry (a rifle, etc) in a position diagonally across the body with the muzzle near the left shoulder
n
(Military) this position
[C14: from Old French, from porter to carry, from Latin portāre]

port

(pɔːt)
vb
(Computer Science) (tr) computing to change (programs) from one system to another
[C20: probably from port4]

port

(pɔːt)
n
Austral (esp in Queensland) a suitcase or school case
[C20: shortened from portmanteau]

port1

(pɔrt, poʊrt)

n.
1. a city, town, or other place where ships load or unload.
2. a place along a coast in which ships may take refuge from storms; harbor.
3. Also called port of entry.
a. any place where imported goods may be received into a country subject to inspection by customs officials.
b. any place where travelers or immigrants may enter a country.
4. a geographical area that forms a harbor.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin portus harbor, haven; akin to ford]
syn: See harbor.

port2

(pɔrt, poʊrt)

n.
1. the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or located on the left side of a vessel or aircraft.
v.t., v.i.
3. to turn or shift to the port, or left, side.
[1570–80; perhaps identical with port1]

port3

(pɔrt, poʊrt)

n.
a very sweet, usu. dark red, fortified wine, orig. from Portugal.
[1695–95; earlier Oporto wine, (Port) OPort wine < Portuguese Oporto Oporto, through which Portuguese wines are shipped]

port4

(pɔrt, poʊrt)

n.
1. an opening in the side or other exterior part of a ship for admitting air and light or for taking on cargo. Compare porthole (def. 1).
2. an aperture in the surface of a cylinder, as in machinery, for the passage of steam, air, water, etc.
3. a small aperture in an armored vehicle, aircraft, or fortification through which a gun can be fired or a camera directed.
4. a data connection in a computer to which a peripheral device or a transmission line from a remote terminal can be attached.
5. Chiefly Scot. a gate or portal, as to a town or fortress.
v.t.
6. to create a new version of (an application program) to run on a different hardware platform (sometimes fol. by over).
[before 950; Middle English, Old English < Latin porta gate; akin to portus port1]

port5

(pɔrt, poʊrt)

v.t.
to carry (a rifle or other weapon) in the port arms position.
[1560–70; < French porter < Latin portāre to carry; see fare]

Port.

1. Portugal.
2. Portuguese.

Port

 a train or retinue of servants.
Examples: port of nobility, 1570; of pensioners, 1621; of stately phrases and pithy precepts, 1570; of servants.

port


Past participle: ported
Gerund: porting

Imperative
port
port
Present
I port
you port
he/she/it ports
we port
you port
they port
Preterite
I ported
you ported
he/she/it ported
we ported
you ported
they ported
Present Continuous
I am porting
you are porting
he/she/it is porting
we are porting
you are porting
they are porting
Present Perfect
I have ported
you have ported
he/she/it has ported
we have ported
you have ported
they have ported
Past Continuous
I was porting
you were porting
he/she/it was porting
we were porting
you were porting
they were porting
Past Perfect
I had ported
you had ported
he/she/it had ported
we had ported
you had ported
they had ported
Future
I will port
you will port
he/she/it will port
we will port
you will port
they will port
Future Perfect
I will have ported
you will have ported
he/she/it will have ported
we will have ported
you will have ported
they will have ported
Future Continuous
I will be porting
you will be porting
he/she/it will be porting
we will be porting
you will be porting
they will be porting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been porting
you have been porting
he/she/it has been porting
we have been porting
you have been porting
they have been porting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been porting
you will have been porting
he/she/it will have been porting
we will have been porting
you will have been porting
they will have been porting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been porting
you had been porting
he/she/it had been porting
we had been porting
you had been porting
they had been porting
Conditional
I would port
you would port
he/she/it would port
we would port
you would port
they would port
Past Conditional
I would have ported
you would have ported
he/she/it would have ported
we would have ported
you would have ported
they would have ported

port

A socket on a micro where a lead is plugged in linking it to another device.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.port - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a countryport - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
geographic point, geographical point - a point on the surface of the Earth
entrepot, transshipment center - a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties; "Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millennium BC"
free port - a port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels
home port - the port from which a ship originates of where it is registered
outport - a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port (but usually farther from the center of trade)
point of entry, port of entry - a port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
treaty port - a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treaty
2.port - sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugalport - sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
fortified wine - wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
3.port - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing throughport - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
4.port - the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or noseport - the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
5.port - (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
computer circuit - a circuit that is part of a computer
parallel interface, parallel port - an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously
serial port - an interface (commonly used for modems and mice and some printers) that transmits data a bit at a time
SCSI, small computer system interface - interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.port - put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"
turn - cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
2.port - bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
port - land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
3.port - land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
land, set down - reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
port - bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
4.port - turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
5.port - carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily"
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
6.port - carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; "port a rifle"
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
7.port - drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
8.port - modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.port - located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
left - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"

port

noun harbour, haven, anchorage, seaport, roadstead an attractive little fishing port
Proverbs
"Any port in a storm"

Ports

Major ports of the world  Abidjan, Accra, Aden, Alexandria, Algiers, Alicante, Amsterdam, Anchorage, Antwerp, Apia, Aqaba, Archangel, Ashdod, Auckland, Baku, Baltimore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basra, Bathurst, Batum, Beira, Beirut, Belize, Benghazi, Bergen, Bilbao, Bissau, Bombay, Bordeaux, Boston, Boulogne, Bridgetown, Brindisi, Brisbane, Bristol, Buenaventura, Buenos Aires, Cádiz, Cagliari, Calais, Calcutta, Callao, Cannes, Canton, Cape Town, Cap-Haitien, Casablanca, Catania, Cebu, Charleston, Cherbourg, Chicago, Chittagong, Colombo, Colón, Conakry, Copenhagen, Corinth, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Darwin, Dieppe, Djibouti, Dubrovnik, Duluth, Dunedin, Dunkerque, Durban, East London, Eilat or Elat, Esbjerg, Europoort, Fray Bentos, Freetown, Fremantle, Gdańsk, Genoa, Georgetown, Gijón, Göteborg or Gothenburg, Guayaquil, Haifa, Halifax, Hamburg, Hamilton, Havana, Helsinki, Hobart, Ho Chi Minh City, Honolulu, Hook of Holland, Inchon, Istanbul, Izmir, Jacksonville, Jaffa, Jidda or Jedda, Juneau, Kaohsiung or Kao-hsiung, Karachi, Kawasaki, Keflavik, Kiel, Kingston, Kobe, Kowloon, Kuwait, La Coruña, Lagos, La Guaira, Las Palmas, Launceston, Le Havre, Limassol, Lisbon, Liverpool, Livorno, Lomé, London, Los Angeles, Luanda, Lübeck, Macao, Madras, Malmo, Manama, Manaus, Manila, Maputo, Mar del Plata, Marseille, Melbourne, Mobile, Mogadiscio or Mogadishu, Mombasa, Monrovia, Montego Bay, Montevideo, Montreal, Murmansk, Muscat, Nagasaki, Naples, Nassau, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Odense, Odessa, Oporto, Osaka, Oslo, Ostend, Phnom Penh, Piraeus, Port Adelaide, Port au Prince, Port Elizabeth, Portland, Port Louis, Port Moresby, Port Said, Portsmouth, Port Sudan, Punta Arenas, Pusan, Recife, Reykjavik, Riga, Rimini, Rio de Janeiro, Rostock, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Salvador, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, San Sebastian, Santander, Santo Domingo, Santos, Savannah, Seattle, Sevastopol, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, Southampton, Split, Stavanger, Stockholm, Suez, Suva, Sydney, Szczecin, Takoradi, Tallinn or Tallin, Tampa, Tandjungpriok, Tangier, Tokyo, Townsville, Trieste, Tripoli, Trondheim, Tunis, Turku, Tyre, Valencia, Valparaíso, Vancouver, Venice, Veracruz, Vigo, Vishakhapatnam, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Walvis Bay, Wellington, Yangon, Yokohama, Zeebrugge
Main British and Irish ports  Aberdeen, Arbroath, Ayr, Barry, Belfast, Birkenhead, Bristol, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Cóbh, Cork, Dover, Dundee, Dún Laoghaire, Ellesmere Port, Fishguard, Fleetwood, Folkestone, Galway, Glasgow, Grangemouth, Gravesend, Great Yarmouth, Greenock, Grimsby, Harwich, Holyhead, Hull, Immingham, Kirkcaldy, Larne, Leith, Lerwick, Limerick, Liverpool, London, Londonderry or Derry, Lowestoft, Milford Haven, Morecambe, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newhaven, Newport, Newry, Oban, Penzance, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Port Talbot, Ramsgate, Rosslare, Scarborough, Sheerness, Sligo, Southampton, South Shields, Stornoway, Stranraer, Sunderland, Swansea, Tynemouth, Waterford, Wexford, Weymouth, Whitby, Wicklow

port

noun
Archaic. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality:
Translations
الجانِب الأيْسَرمَدينَة وميناءميناءمِينَاءنَبيذ بُرتغالي حُلو غامِق
přístavportsképřístavní městolevá stranalevý
havnportvinhavnebybagbordbagbords-
haveno
portportvein
بندر
portviinisatamasiirtääpaapuuriportti
lukaporto
kikötőkikötőváros
pelabuhan
bakborîihafnarbærhöfnportvín
ポートワイン
좌현포트 와인
kreisā puse, kreisais bortsostaostas pilsētaportvīns
ľavá stranaportsképrístavné mesto
pristanišče
hamnhamnstadportportaportera
เหล้าองุ่นแดงท่าเรือ
cảngrượu vang ngọt

port

1 [pɔːt]
A. N
1. (= harbour) → puerto m
to come or put into porttomar puerto
to leave porthacerse a la mar, zarpar
port of callpuerto m de escala
his next port of call was the chemist's (fig) → luego fue a la farmacia
where is your next port of call? (fig) → ¿adónde va ahora?
port of entrypuerto m de entrada
any port in a stormla necesidad carece de ley
2. (= city or town with a port) → puerto m
B. CPDportuario
port authority Nautoridad f portuaria
port dues NPLderechos mpl de puerto
port facilities NPLfacilidades fpl portuarias

port

2 [pɔːt] (Naut, Aer)
A. N (also port side) → babor m
the sea to portla mar a babor
land to port!¡tierra a babor!
B. ADJde babor
on the port sidea babor
C. VT to port the helmponer el timón a babor, virar a babor

port

3 [pɔːt] N
1. (Naut) (= porthole) → portilla f
2. (Comput) → puerta f, puerto m, port m
3. (Mech) → lumbrera f
4. (Mil) (archaic) → tronera f

port

4 [pɔːt] N (= wine) → oporto m

port

[ˈpɔːrt]
n
(= harbour) → port m
(= harbour town) → port m
(= left side of ship) → bâbord m
to port (= leftwards) → à bâbord
(= wine) → porto m
a glass of port → un verre de porto
port m, accès m
modif
[area] → portuaire
port side [ship] → bâbord m
on her port side → à bâbord
port bow → bâbord m avant port authority

port

1
n
(= harbour)Hafen m; naval portKriegshafen m; to come/put into portin den Hafen einlaufen; port of callHafen m, → Halt m; to make portden/einen Hafen anlaufen; port authorityHafenamt nt, → Hafenbehörde f; port duesHafengelder pl; any port in a storm (prov) → in der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen (Prov); the yen is the safest port in the current economic stormder Yen ist in der gegenwärtigen Wirtschaftskrise der sicherste Hafen
(= city or town with a port)Hafen m, → Hafenstadt f

port

2
n
(Naut, Aviat: = porthole) → Bullauge nt
(Naut, for cargo) → (Lade)luke f
(Tech) → Durchlass m
(Comput) → Anschluss m, → Port m

port

3
n (Naut, Aviat: = left side) → Backbord m; land to port!Land an Backbord!
adj cabin, deckauf der Backbordseite; port sideBackbordseite f; on the port bowBackbord voraus
vt (Naut) to port the helmnach Backbord drehen

port

4
n (also port wine)Portwein m

port

5 (Mil)
n to hold the rifle at portdas Gewehr (schräg nach links) vor dem Körper halten
vt armsschräg nach links vor dem Körper halten; port arms!˜ präsentiert das Gewehr!

port

1 [pɔːt] n (harbour) → porto; (town) → città f inv portuale
naval/fishing port → porto militare/per pescherecci
to come into port → entrare in porto
any port in a storm (fig) → in tempo di tempesta ogni buco è porto

port

2 [pɔːt]
1. n (Naut, Aer) (left side) → a babordo
2. adj (cabin) → di sinistra
on the port side → a babordo

port

3 [pɔːt] n (wine) → porto

port

4 [pɔːt] n (Naut) (access to hold) → portello (Comput) → porta

port1

(poːt) noun
1. (usually without a or the) a harbour. The ship came into port; We reached port next morning.
2. a town with a harbour. the port of Hull.

port2

(poːt) noun
the left side of a ship or aircraft. The helmsman steered the ship to port; (also adjective) the port wing.

port3

(poːt) noun
a strong, dark-red, sweet wine originally from Portugal.

port

مِينَاء, نَوْعٌ مِنَ النَّبِيذ portské, přístav havn, portvin Hafen, Portwein λιμάνι, πορτό oporto, puerto portviini, satama port, porto luka, porto porto ポートワイン, 港 좌현, 포트 와인 haven, port havneby, portvin port porto, vinho do porto порт, портвейн hamn, portvin เหล้าองุ่นแดง, ท่าเรือ liman, porto şarabı cảng, rượu vang ngọt 波尔图葡萄酒, 港口
References in classic literature ?
March, with the restful expression of a pilot who has brought a ship safely into port.
He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
The pavement round about the above-described edifice -- which we may as well name at once as the Custom-House of the port -- has grass enough growing in its chinks to show that it has not, of late days, been worn by any multitudinous resort of business.
Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
He had picked up his hat, which he had brought in, and stood twirling it in a way that gave me, even as I was just nearly reaching port, a perverse horror of what I was doing.
Now having a night, a day, and still another night following before me in New Bedford, ere I could embark for my destined port, it became a matter of concernment where I was to eat and sleep meanwhile.
As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials -- devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.
The hope of liberty, the thought of distant wife and children, rose up before his patient soul, as to the mariner shipwrecked almost in port rises the vision of the church-spire and loving roofs of his native village, seen over the top of some black wave only for one last farewell.
No: until I want the protection of Massachusetts to be extended to me in some distant Southern port, where my liberty is endangered, or until I am bent solely on building up an estate at home by peaceful enterprise, I can afford to refuse allegiance to Massachusetts, and her right to my property and life.
Also, I believed that the world was not flat, and hadn't pillars under it to sup- port it, nor a canopy over it to turn off a universe of water that occupied all space above; but as I was the only person in the kingdom afflicted with such impious and criminal opinions, I recognized that it would be good wisdom to keep quiet about this matter, too, if I did not wish to be suddenly shunned and forsaken by everybody as a madman.
I could see I was going considerable to looard of the bush, so I worked my starboard wing slow and went ahead strong on the port one, but it wouldn't answer; I could see I was going to broach to, so I slowed down on both, and lit.
The next border was done with a sherry glass, and the last with a port glass, an' all outside o' that was solid stitchin' done in straight rows; she's goin' to exhibit it at the county fair.