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Definitions of port

  1. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. on the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the port side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. drink port; "We were porting all night in the club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, esp. of weapons; "port a rifle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; "port a rifle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To carry; to bear; to transport. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A place where vessels arrive and depart; a harbor; haven; manner or bearing; the left side of a ship as one faces the bow; a round opening, or window, called a porthole, in the side of a ship; especially, such an opening used for a gun; a dark-colored sweet wine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To turn to the port, or left, side of a ship; as, to port the helm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Bearing: demeanor: carriage of the body: the left side of a ship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. To put (as the helm) to the left side of a ship (lit. to "carry"): to hold, as a musket, in a slanting direction upward across the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A harbor: a haven or safe station for vessels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A gate or entrance: a porthole: lid of a porthole. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A dark purple wine from Oporto in Portugal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A harbor; gate; porthole; a Portuguese wine; carriage; external appearance; left side of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. A harbor or haven. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. An opening in the side of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A gate, portal, or door. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The left side of a vessel as one looks from stern to bow; formerly larboard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. The way in which one bears or carries himself; mien. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A class of wines, rich in alcohol; from the Portuguese city, Oporto. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Any harbour which vessels can enter, and where they can remain in safety. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. A gate; a port-hole; the lid of a porthole; an aperture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. Mien or external appearance; the larboard or left side of a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. A dark, astringent wine, made in Portugal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To carry in form; to turn or put to the left, or larboard side of a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. A gate; an entrance; a harbour; a safe station for ships; the left side of a ship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. To carry a rifle or firearm in a slanting direction upwards across the body in front, as in the military command, "to port arms"; among seamen, to turn or put to the left side of a ship, as, "port the helm"-that is, "put the helm over to the larboard side of the ship.". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. The larboard or left side of a ship, as, "the ship heels to port"-that is, inclines to the left or larboard side; the manner in which a person bears himself; carriage; demeanour; air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. A dark purple wine from Portugal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. A place for the lading and unlading of the cargoes of vessels, and the col- lection of duties or customs upon imports and exports. A place, either on the sea- coast or on a river, where ships stop for the purpose of loading aud unloading, from whence they depart, and where they finish their voyages. The Wharf Case, 3 Bland (Md.) 361; Packwood v. Walden, 7 Mart. N. S. (La.) S8; Devato v. Barrels of Plumbago (D. C.) 20 Fed. 515; Petrel Guano Co. v. Jarnette (C. C.) 45 Fed. 675; De Longue- mere v. Insurance Co., 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 125. In French maritime law. Burden, (of a vessel;) size and capacity. thelawdictionary.org
  53. p[=o]rt, n. the larboard or left side of a ship.--v.t. to turn to the left, as the helm.--v.i. to turn to larboard or left. [Ety. dub.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  54. p[=o]rt, n. martial music on the bagpipes. [Gael.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. p[=o]rt, n. bearing: demeanour: carriage of the body.--v.t. to hold, as a musket, in a slanting direction upward across the body.--ns. PORTABIL'ITY, PORT'ABLENESS, the state of being portable.--adj. PORT'ABLE, that may be carried: not bulky or heavy.--ns. PORT'AGE, act of carrying: carriage: price of carriage: a space between two rivers, canals, &c., over which goods and boats have to be carried; PORT'ANCE (Spens.), carriage, bearing.--adjs. POR'T[=A]TE (her.), in a position as if being carried; POR'TATILE, portable; POR'TATIVE, easily carried.--ns. PORT'-CRAY'ON, a metallic handle for holding a crayon; PORTE'-BONHEUR', a charm carried for luck; PORTE'-COCHÈRE, a carriage entrance leading from the street into a building; PORTE'-MON'NAIE, a small clasped pocket-book for holding money; PORT'-FIRE, a slow-match or match-cord. [Fr.,--L. port[=a]re, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. p[=o]rt, n. a harbour: a haven or safe station for vessels: a place from which vessels start, and at which they finish their voyages.--n. PORT'-AD'MIRAL, the admiral commanding at a naval port.--n.pl. PORT'-CHARG'ES, payments which a ship has to pay while in harbour.--n. PORT'-WARD'EN, the officer in charge of a port: a harbour-master.--PORT OF CALL, a port where vessels can call for stores or repairs; PORT OF ENTRY, a port where merchandise is allowed by law to enter.--Free port, a port where no duty has to be paid on landing goods. [A.S. port--L. portus; akin to L. porta, a gate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. p[=o]rt, n. a gate or entrance, esp. of a walled town: an opening in the side of a ship for light or air: an opening through which guns can be fired: the lid of a porthole: a passage in a machine for oil, steam, &c.--n. PORT'AGE (Shak.), an opening. [Fr. porte--L. porta, gate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. p[=o]rt, n. a dark-red wine from Oporto, Portugal. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  59. Harbour (lit. & fig.); town, place, possessing harbour, esp. one where customs officers are stationed; (in proper names) P. Arthur, Said, &c.; free p., one open for merchants of all nations to load& unload in, (also) exemption for imports or exports; close p. (lying up river); CINQUE PORTS; p.-admiral (in command of naval p.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Gate, gateway, esp. of walled town (chiefly Scotch); (Naut.) opening in side of ship for entrance, loading, &c., (also) = p.-hole; (Mech.) aperture for passage of steam, water, &c.; curved mouthpiece of some bridle-bits; p.-hole, aperture in ship\'s side for admission of light& air, or (formerly) for pointing cannon through. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. External deportment, carriage, bearing. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. (mil.). Carry (rifle, sword) diagonally across& close to the body, with barrel or blade opposite middle of left shoulder, esp. p. arms!. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. (naut.). (Also larboard) left-hand side of ship looking forward (cf. STARBOARD), as put the helm to p. or a-p.; (attrib.) on your p. (left) bow &c.; (v.t.) turn (helm or abs.) to left side of ship; (v.i., of ship) turn to her p. side. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Strong sweet dark-red wine of Portugal. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. P. of London Authority, the corporate body set up by the P. -of-London Act in 1908 for control of the p. & docks. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. See A-beam. P. the helm, = put the tiller towards the left side of the vessel. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  67. n. [Latin, Anglo-Saxon] A harbour ; a haven ; any inlet or recess from the sea where ships may ride secure from storms. A passageway ; a gate ; a door ;-an opening in the side of a ship through which cannon may be discharged ; also, the lid which closes such an opening;-a passage leading to a steam-way. Carriage; air; mien; external appearance; demeanour. [From Oporto, in Portugal.] A dark-purple astringent wine ;---the larboard or left side of a ship. Cabinet Dictionary

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