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PORTLAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Portland mean? 

PORTLAND (noun)
  The noun PORTLAND has 2 senses:

1. freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
2. largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state

  Familiarity information: PORTLAND used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTLAND (noun)


Sense 1Portland [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

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)

Holonyms ("Portland" is a part of...):

Beaver State; OR; Oregon (a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific)


Sense 2Portland [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Portland" is a part of...):

Maine; ME; Pine Tree State (a state in New England)


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