Definition and Meanings for port

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Port is ranked 35,444 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of port

noun, verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of port

from oporto, in portugal, i. e., the port, l. portus. see port harbor as. port, l. portus: cf. f. port. see farm, v., ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h port f. porte, l. porta, akin to portus; cf. as. porte, fr. l. porta. see port a harbor, and cf. porte f. porter, l. portare to carry. see port demeanor f. port, fr. porter to carry, l. portare, prob. akin to e. fare, v. see port harbor, and cf. comport, export, sport etymology uncertain

Meaning of port


as noun

  • a dark red or purple astringent wine made in portugal. it contains a large percentage of alcohol.

as noun, verb

  • a place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. used also figuratively.
  • in law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages.

as noun

  • a passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
  • an opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening.
  • a passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to carry; to bear; to transport.
  • to throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.

as noun

  • the manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port.

as noun

  • the larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. see note under larboard. also used adjectively.

as transitive verb

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