Definitions of port

  1. To carry in form; to turn or put to the left, or larboard side of a ship.
  2. To turn to the port, or left, side of a ship; as, to port the helm.
  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.
  4. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
  5. drink port; " We were porting all night in the club"
  6. carry, bear, convey, or bring; " The small canoe could be ported easily"
  7. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, esp. of weapons; " port a rifle"
  8. land at or reach a port; " The ship finally ported"
  9. put or turn on the left side, of a ship; " port the helm"
  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.".
  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)
  12. a place ( seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  13. drink port; " We were porting all in the club after dinner"
  14. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; " port a rifle"
  15. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; " The big ship was slowly porting"
  16. bring to port; " the captain ported the ship at night"
  17. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively.
  18. 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.
  19. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To carry; to bear; to transport.
  23. The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Bearing: demeanor: carriage of the body: the left side of a ship.
  28. A harbor: a haven or safe station for vessels.
  29. A gate or entrance: a porthole: lid of a porthole.
  30. A dark purple wine from Oporto in Portugal.
  31. A harbor; gate; porthole; a Portuguese wine; carriage; external appearance; left side of a ship.
  32. A harbor or haven.
  33. An opening in the side of a ship.
  34. A gate, portal, or door.
  35. The left side of a vessel as one looks from stern to bow; formerly larboard.
  36. The way in which one bears or carries himself; mien.
  37. A class of wines, rich in alcohol; from the Portuguese city, Oporto.
  38. Any harbour which vessels can enter, and where they can remain in safety.
  39. A gate; a port- hole; the lid of a porthole; an aperture.
  40. Mien or external appearance; the larboard or left side of a ship.
  41. A dark, astringent wine, made in Portugal.
  42. A gate; an entrance; a harbour; a safe station for ships; the left side of a ship.
  43. 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.
  44. A dark purple wine from Portugal.
  45. on the left- hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; " the port side"
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