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Definitions of port

  1. ( 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)
  2. on the left- hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; " the port side"
  3. the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
  4. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
  5. sweet dark- red dessert wine originally from Portugal
  6. drink port; " We were porting all night in the club"
  7. carry, bear, convey, or bring; " The small canoe could be ported easily"
  8. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, esp. of weapons; " port a rifle"
  9. land at or reach a port; " The ship finally ported"
  10. put or turn on the left side, of a ship; " port the helm"
  11. a place ( seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  12. drink port; " We were porting all in the club after dinner"
  13. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; " port a rifle"
  14. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; " The big ship was slowly porting"
  15. bring to port; " the captain ported the ship at night"
  16. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
  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. To turn to the port, or left, side of a ship; as, to port the helm.
  28. Bearing: demeanor: carriage of the body: the left side of a ship.
  29. 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.
  30. A harbor: a haven or safe station for vessels.
  31. A gate or entrance: a porthole: lid of a porthole.
  32. A dark purple wine from Oporto in Portugal.
  33. A harbor; gate; porthole; a Portuguese wine; carriage; external appearance; left side of a ship.
  34. A harbor or haven.
  35. An opening in the side of a ship.
  36. A gate, portal, or door.
  37. The left side of a vessel as one looks from stern to bow; formerly larboard.
  38. The way in which one bears or carries himself; mien.
  39. A class of wines, rich in alcohol; from the Portuguese city, Oporto.
  40. Any harbour which vessels can enter, and where they can remain in safety.
  41. A gate; a port- hole; the lid of a porthole; an aperture.
  42. Mien or external appearance; the larboard or left side of a ship.
  43. A dark, astringent wine, made in Portugal.
  44. To carry in form; to turn or put to the left, or larboard side of a ship.
  45. A gate; an entrance; a harbour; a safe station for ships; the left side of a ship.
  46. 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.".
  47. 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.
  48. A dark purple wine from Portugal.

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
  3. St. Nazaire, the real deep- water port of Nantes, dates from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was known as Port Nazaire. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  4. He can explain when we get to port. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  5. We're away in the Channel, and France is on the port- beam, if ye know what that is. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  6. However, a brief letter did come from the ship, just starting for Sydney, and the next long- delayed one announced her arrival there, and how she had been met at the port by an agent who would make all arrangements for her further voyage. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  7. There is one objection to starting the curve slowly at G, which is that the port S will be opened correspondingly slowly for the live steam. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. Nobody was to be seen; the port was as quiet as if it were Sunday morning. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  9. We spent four weeks in Port Lyttelton, four weeks of hard work and perfect happiness. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  10. With some interruptions, Portugal remained in possession of the port of Colonia for a century, and its existence was a constant source of annoyance to the Buenos Aireans. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  11. And now, Pollio, I think you had better take Beric down to the port, the sight of the trade and shipping will be new to him." – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  12. Leslie was a good port in time of storm- when she chose to be. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  13. But not before one of the blighters had put a bullet through my port engine's oil line. – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  14. Barton poured out a glass of port and gave it to her. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  15. While returning to port came the tragedy of the Amphion. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  16. Port wine was his way, and it may be doubted whether on the whole it is not the more dangerous way of the two. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  17. He ordered her everything good in the shape of food; he particularly ordered port wine. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. Rastignac could not make out any breaks in the smooth metal that would indicate a port, but reason told him there must be some sort of entrance to the ship at that point. – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  19. Rule to find the required area of steam port. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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