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PORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does port mean? 

PORT (noun)
  The noun PORT has 5 senses:

1. a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
2. sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
3. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
4. the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
5. (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)

  Familiarity information: PORT used as a noun is common.


PORT (adjective)
  The adjective PORT has 1 sense:

1. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft

  Familiarity information: PORT used as an adjective is very rare.


PORT (verb)
  The verb PORT has 8 senses:

1. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
2. put or turn on the left side, of a ship
3. bring to port
4. land at or reach a port
5. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
6. carry, bear, convey, or bring
7. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
8. drink port

  Familiarity information: PORT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORT (noun)


Sense 1port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("port" is a kind of...):

geographic point; geographical point (a point on the surface of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "port"):

treaty port (a port in China or Korea or Japan that once was open to foreign trade on the basis of a trading treaty)

harbor; harbour; haven; seaport (a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo)

point of entry; port of entry (a port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise)

outport (a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port (but usually farther from the center of trade))

home port (the port from which a ship originates of where it is registered)

free port (a port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels)

entrepot; transshipment center (a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties)

Instance hyponyms:

Setubal (a port city on the Atlantic coast of Portugal southeast of Lisbon)

Oporto; Porto (port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine)

capital of Portugal; Lisboa; Lisbon (capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic)

Danzig; Gdansk (a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea; a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century)

Asuncion; capital of Paraguay (the capital and chief port of Paraguay)

capital of Oman; Masqat; Muscat (a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman)

Lagos (chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria)

Auckland (the largest city and principal port of New Zealand)

Beira (a port city in eastern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel)

Casablanca (a port on the Atlantic and the largest city of Morocco)

Bida; capital of Qatar; Doha; El Beda (the capital and chief port of Qatar)

Castries (a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia)

Rostov; Rostov na Donu; Rostov on Don (a seaport on the Don River near the Sea of Azov in the European part of Russia)

Murmansk (a port city in northwestern Russia on the Kola Peninsula; the largest city north of the Arctic Circle; an important supply line to Russia in World War I and World War II)

Durban (a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; resort and industrial center)

Cape Town (port city in southwestern South Africa; the seat of the legislative branch of the government of South Africa)

capital of Somalia; Mogadiscio; Mogadishu (the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean)

capital of Sierra Leone; Freetown (port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone)

capital of Seychelles; Victoria (port city and the capital of Seychelles)

capital of Senegal; Dakar (the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal)

Jed'dah; Jeddah; Jidda; Jiddah (port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca)

Pago Pago; Pango Pango (a port in American Samoa)

Port Louis (capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island)

Benghazi (port in northern Libya on the Gulf of Sidra; formerly a joint capital of Libya with Tripoli)

Le Havre (a port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine)

Dunkerque; Dunkirk (a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II)

Cherbourg (a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base)

Cannes (a port and resort city on the French Riviera; site of an annual film festival)

Calais (a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558)

Brest (a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France)

Bordeaux (a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade)

Mombasa (a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean)

Kisumu (a port city in western Kenya on the northeastern shore of Lake Victoria; fishing and trading center)

Marseille; Marseilles (a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean)

Nantes (a port city in western France on the Loire estuary)

Toulon (a port city and naval base in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast)

capital of Liberia; Liberian capital; Monrovia (the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia)

Sur; Tyre (a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks)

Tarabulus; Tarabulus Ash-Sham; Trablous; Tripoli (a port city and commercial center in northwestern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea)

Pusan (a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city)

Chemulpo; Incheon; Inchon (a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea)

capital of Iceland; Reykjavik (the capital and chief port of Iceland on the southwestern coast of Iceland; buildings are heated by natural hot water)

Georgetown; Stabroek (port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana)

capital of Guinea; Conakry; Konakri (a port and the capital of Guinea)

Banjul; capital of Gambia (a port city and capital of Gambia)

Nagasaki (a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb)

Al-Mukalla; Mukalla (a port in southern Yemen on the Gulf of Aden east of Aden)

Gateway to the West; Saint Louis; St. Louis (the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century)

Duluth (a city in northeast Minnesota on Lake Superior)

Detroit; Motor City; Motown (the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor)

Alpena (a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Huron)

Baltimore (the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center)

Chicago; Windy City (largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan)

capital of Hawaii; Hawaiian capital; Honolulu (the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu)

Savannah (a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river)

Bridgeport (a port in southwestern Connecticut on Long Island Sound)

Portsmouth (a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean)

Charleston (a port city in southeastern South Carolina)

Houston (the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Al-Hudaydah; Hodeida (an important port in Yemen on the Red Sea)

Aden (an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location have made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times)

Haiphong (a port city in northern Vietnam; industrial center)

Maracaibo (a port city in northwestern Venezuela; a major oil center)

Cumana (a port city in northeastern Venezuela on the Caribbean Sea; founded in 1523, it is the oldest European settlement in South America)

Cuidad Bolivar (a port in eastern Venezuela on the Orinoco river)

Portsmouth (a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards)

Norfolk (port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy)

Newport News (a port city in southeastern Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads; large shipyards)

Oakland (a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco; primarily and industrial urban center)

Valdez (a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world)

Sevilla; Seville (a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain)

Malaga (a port city and resort in Andalusia in southern Spain on the Mediterranean)

Cartagena (a port in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean)

Cadiz (an ancient port city in southwestern Spain)

Barcelona (a city in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean; 2nd largest Spanish city and the largest port and commercial center; has been a center for radical political beliefs)

Baku; capital of Azerbaijan (a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production)

Odesa; Odessa (a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea)

Dneprodzerzhinsk (port city and industrial center in east central Ukraine on the Dnieper River)

capital of Latvia; Riga (a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League)

Port Sudan (port city in Sudan on the Red Sea)

capital of Suriname; Paramaribo (the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam)

Al Ladhiqiyah; Latakia (a seaport on the western coast of Syria)

Mobile (a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay)

Dubai (port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf)

Izmir; Smyrna (a port city in western Turkey)

Adalia; Antalya (a port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya)

Sousse; Susa; Susah (a port city in eastern Tunisia on the Mediterranean)

capital of Tunisia; Tunis (the capital and principal port of Tunisia)

Bangkok; capital of Thailand; Krung Thep (the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture)

Tanga (a port city in northeastern Tanzania on the Indian Ocean)

capital of Tanzania; Dar es Salaam (the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean)

capital of Estonia; Tallin; Tallinn (a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia)

Accho; Acre; Akka; Akko (a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean)

Stavanger (a port city in southwestern Norway; center for shipbuilding industry)

Bergen (a port city in southwestern Norway)

capital of Norway; Christiania; Oslo (the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast)

capital of Djibouti; Djibouti (port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti)

Aalborg; Alborg (a city and port in northern Jutland)

Aarhus; Arhus (port city of Denmark in eastern Jutland)

Cotonou (chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin)

Bridgetown; capital of Barbados (capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados)

Montego Bay (port and resort city in northwestern Jamaica)

Nidaros; Trondheim (a port in central Norway on Trondheim Fjord)

Malmo (a port in southern Sweden)

Goeteborg; Goteborg; Gothenburg (a port in southwestern Sweden; second largest city in Sweden)

Salonica; Salonika; Thessalonica; Thessaloniki (a port city in northeastern Greece on an inlet of the Aegean Sea; second largest city of Greece)

Patrai; Patras (a port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages)

Corinth; Korinthos (the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens)

Maarianhamina; Mariehamn (a town that is the chief port of the Aland islands)

capital of Finland; Finnish capital; Helsingfors; Helsinki (the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center)

Massawa (a port town in Eritrea on an inlet of the Red Sea)

Hannover; Hanover (a port city in northwestern Germany; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League)

Hamburg (a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League)

Bremerhaven (a port city in northwestern Germany at the mouth of the Weser River on the North Sea; has a deep natural harbor and is an important shipping center)

Santiago; Santiago de Cuba (port city in southeastern Cuba; industrial center)

Veracruz (a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz)

Mawlamyine; Moulmein (a port city of southern Myanmar on the Gulf of Martaban)

Varna (a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea)

Buenos Aires; capital of Argentina (capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center)

Bahia Blanca (a port city in eastern Argentina southwest of Buenos Aires on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean)

Lobito (a seaport on the Atlantic coast of Angola)

Angolan capital; Luanda (port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola)

Oran (a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city)

Annaba (a port city of northeastern Algeria near the Tunisian border)

Algerian capital; Algiers (an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria)

Antofagasta (a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile)

Valparaiso (the chief port and second largest city of Chile; located on a wide harbor in central Chile)

Canton; Guangzhou; Kuangchou; Kwangchow (a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port)

Tampico (a port city in eastern Mexico)

Mazatlan (a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center)

Acapulco; Acapulco de Juarez (a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving))

Aspinwall; Colon (a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal)

Cartagena (a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean)

Barranquilla (a port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River)

Hong Kong (formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers)

Shanghai (the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world)

Lushun; Port Arthur (a major port city in northeastern China; part of the conurbation of Luda)

Durazzo; Durres (port city in western Albania on the Adriatic)

Hiroshima (a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area)

Waterford (a port city in southern Ireland; famous for glass industry)

Limerick (port city in southwestern Ireland)

Galway (a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay)

Cork (a port city in southern Ireland)

capital of Ireland; Dublin; Irish capital (capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Free State)

Sunderland (a port and industrial city in northwestern England)

Pompey; Portsmouth (a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base)

Newcastle; Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression 'carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary))

Bristol (an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon)

Ayr (a port in southwestern Scotland)

Glasgow (largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland; one of the great shipbuilding centers of the world)

Newport (a port city in southeastern Wales)

Kobe (a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995)

Yokohama (port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan)

Osaka (port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan)

Basia; Basra (the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq)

Abadan (a port city in southwestern Iran)

Samarang; Semarang (a port city is southern Indonesia; located in northern Java)

Al Qahira; Cairo; capital of Egypt; Egyptian capital; El Qahira (the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, located near the ancient cities of Memphis (capital of the Pharaohs), Giza (the pyramids of Giza) and Fustat (the first capital of Egypt under Arab rule); a major port just south of the Nile delta)

Alexandria; El Iskandriyah (the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt)

Swansea (a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel)

Liverpool (a large city in northwestern England; its port is the country's major outlet for industrial exports)

Hull; Kingston-upon Hull (a large fishing port in northeastern England)

Vancouver (a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city)

Victoria (capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island)

Dubrovnik; Ragusa (a port city in southwestern Croatia on the Adriatic; a popular tourist center)

Palermo (the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years)

La Spezia (a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea; a major seaport and year-round resort)

Brindisi (a port city in southeastern Apulia in Italy; a center for the Crusades in the Middle Ages)

Messina (a port city in northeastern Sicily on the Strait of Messina)

Naples; Napoli (a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region)

Jaffa; Joppa; Yafo (a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950)

Saint John; St. John (a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick)

Saint John's; St. John's (a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland)

Hamilton (a port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario)

Santos (a port city in southwestern Brazil on an offshore island near Sao Paulo)

Pernambuco; Recife (a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic)

Natal (a port city in northeastern Brazil)

Belem; Feliz Lusitania; Para; Santa Maria de Belem; St. Mary of Bethlehem (port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin)

Gand; Gent; Ghent (port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry)

Antwerp; Antwerpen; Anvers (a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river; it has long been a center for the diamond industry and the first stock exchange was opened there in 1460)

Chittagong (a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal)

Hobart (a port and state capital of Tasmania)

Thunder Bay (a port city in Ontario on Lake Superior)

Haifa; Hefa (a major port in northwestern Israel)


Sense 2port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

port wine; port

Hypernyms ("port" is a kind of...):

fortified wine (wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added)


Sense 3port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

embrasure; porthole; port

Hypernyms ("port" is a kind of...):

opening (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made)

Domain category:

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


Sense 4port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

larboard; port

Hypernyms ("port" is a kind of...):

side (an extended outer surface of an object)


Sense 5port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

interface; port

Hypernyms ("port" is a kind of...):

computer circuit (a circuit that is part of a computer)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "port"):

parallel interface; parallel port (an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously)

serial port (an interface (commonly used for modems and mice and some printers) that transmits data a bit at a time)

SCSI; small computer system interface (interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers)


PORT (adjective)


Sense 1port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Located on the left side of a ship or aircraft

Synonyms:

larboard; port

Similar:

left (being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north)


PORT (verb)


Sense 1port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

transfer (move from one place to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put or turn on the left side, of a ship

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

port the helm

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

turn (cause to move around or rotate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring to port

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the captain ported the ship at night

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Land at or reach a port

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The ship finally ported

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

land; set down (reach or come to rest)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 5port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The big ship was slowly porting

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry, bear, convey, or bring

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The small canoe could be ported easily

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

carry; transport (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

port a rifle

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

carry; transport (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8port [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drink port

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

We were porting all in the club after dinner

Hypernyms (to "port" is one way to...):

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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