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Definitions of port

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. drink port; "We were porting all night in the club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, esp. of weapons; "port a rifle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. (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
  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 place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. To carry; to bear; to transport. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. Bearing: demeanor: carriage of the body: the left side of a ship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A harbor: a haven or safe station for vessels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A gate or entrance: a porthole: lid of a porthole. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A dark purple wine from Oporto in Portugal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. 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.
  33. A harbor or haven. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. An opening in the side of a ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A gate, portal, or door. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. 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.
  37. The way in which one bears or carries himself; mien. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. A dark, astringent wine, made in Portugal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. A dark purple wine from Portugal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. on the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the port side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for port

  1. " I dare say the port will do me good, mamma, in time. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. Then add some port and drink hot. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
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