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port·ly

 (pôrt′lē)
adj. port·li·er, port·li·est
1. Having a round, stout body. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Archaic Stately or dignified.

[From port.]

port′li·ness n.

portly

(ˈpɔːtlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. stout or corpulent
2. archaic stately; impressive
[C16: from port5 (in the sense: deportment, bearing)]
ˈportliness n

port•ly

(ˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.
[1520–30; port5 + -ly]
port′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.portly - euphemisms for `fat'; "men are portly and women are stout"
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

portly

adjective stout, fat, overweight, plump, large, heavy, ample, bulky, burly, obese, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby (informal), rotund, corpulent a portly middle-aged man

portly

adjective
Translations

portly

[ˈpɔːtlɪ] ADJgrueso, corpulento

portly

[ˈpɔːrtli] adjcorpulent(e)port of call n
[ship, passenger] → (port d')escale f
(= stopping place)
Your first port of call should be → Vous devriez passer en premier à ...

portly

adj (+er)beleibt, korpulent

portly

[ˈpɔːtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → corpulento/a
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