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port·age

 (pôr′tĭj, pôr-täzh′)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of carrying.
b. A charge for carrying.
2. Nautical
a. The carrying of boats and supplies overland between two waterways or around an obstacle to navigation.
b. A track or route used for such carrying.
tr. & intr.v. port·aged, port·ag·ing, port·ag·es Nautical
To transport or travel by portage: canoed and portaged the goods; portaging around the rapids.

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

portage

(ˈpɔːtɪdʒ; French pɔrtaʒ)
n
1. the act of carrying; transport
2. (Commerce) the cost of carrying or transporting
3. the act or process of transporting boats, supplies, etc, overland between navigable waterways
4. the route overland used for such transport
vb
to transport (boats, supplies, etc) overland between navigable waterways
[C15: from French, from Old French porter to carry]

por•tage

(ˈpɔr tɪdʒ, ˈpoʊr- or, for 2,3,5,6, pɔrˈtɑʒ)

n., v. -taged, -tag•ing. n.
1. the act of carrying; carriage.
2. the carrying of boats, supplies, etc., overland from one navigable water to another.
3. the route over which this is done.
4. the cost of carriage.
v.i.
5. to make a portage.
v.t.
6. to carry over a portage: to portage a canoe.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French; see port5, -age]

portage


Past participle: portaged
Gerund: portaging

Imperative
portage
portage
Present
I portage
you portage
he/she/it portages
we portage
you portage
they portage
Preterite
I portaged
you portaged
he/she/it portaged
we portaged
you portaged
they portaged
Present Continuous
I am portaging
you are portaging
he/she/it is portaging
we are portaging
you are portaging
they are portaging
Present Perfect
I have portaged
you have portaged
he/she/it has portaged
we have portaged
you have portaged
they have portaged
Past Continuous
I was portaging
you were portaging
he/she/it was portaging
we were portaging
you were portaging
they were portaging
Past Perfect
I had portaged
you had portaged
he/she/it had portaged
we had portaged
you had portaged
they had portaged
Future
I will portage
you will portage
he/she/it will portage
we will portage
you will portage
they will portage
Future Perfect
I will have portaged
you will have portaged
he/she/it will have portaged
we will have portaged
you will have portaged
they will have portaged
Future Continuous
I will be portaging
you will be portaging
he/she/it will be portaging
we will be portaging
you will be portaging
they will be portaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been portaging
you have been portaging
he/she/it has been portaging
we have been portaging
you have been portaging
they have been portaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been portaging
you will have been portaging
he/she/it will have been portaging
we will have been portaging
you will have been portaging
they will have been portaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been portaging
you had been portaging
he/she/it had been portaging
we had been portaging
you had been portaging
they had been portaging
Conditional
I would portage
you would portage
he/she/it would portage
we would portage
you would portage
they would portage
Past Conditional
I would have portaged
you would have portaged
he/she/it would have portaged
we would have portaged
you would have portaged
they would have portaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portage - the cost of carrying or transportingportage - the cost of carrying or transporting
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
2.portage - overland track between navigable waterways
cart track, cartroad, track - any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
3.portage - carrying boats and supplies overland
carry - the act of carrying something
Translations

portage

[ˈpɔːtɪdʒ] Nporteo m

portage

n (Comm) (= act)Transport m, → Beförderung f; (= cost)Rollgeld nt, → Transportkosten pl, → Beförderungsentgelt nt
References in classic literature ?
In places timber-falls blocked the passage of the narrow stream, and the boats and canoes were portaged around.
that the intervening distance is easily portaged, and the lake discharges by the river of the same name into the Athabasca, thus establishing a remarkable connection.
The westerly end of Beaver lake is only three or four miles from Lac la Biche Hudson's Bay company's post, and it is when only water transport was used canoes were brought from the eastward and portaged across to Lac la Biche, thence no doubt carrying on to the Upper Athabasca and to Lesser Slave Lake.

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