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PORTSMOUTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Portsmouth mean? 

PORTSMOUTH (noun)
  The noun PORTSMOUTH has 3 senses:

1. a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards
2. a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
3. a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base

  Familiarity information: PORTSMOUTH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTSMOUTH (noun)


Sense 1Portsmouth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards

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)

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

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

Old Dominion; Old Dominion State; VA; Virginia (a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War)


Sense 2Portsmouth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

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

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

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

Granite State; New Hampshire; NH (a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies)


Sense 3Portsmouth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Pompey; Portsmouth

Instance hypernyms:

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

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

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

England (a division of the United Kingdom)


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