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Definitions of 'Port'

Definition of 'port'
From: WordNet
adjective
Located on the left side of a ship or aircraft [syn: port, larboard]
noun
A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
noun
Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal [syn: port, port wine]
noun
An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through [syn: port, embrasure, porthole]
noun
The left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose [syn: larboard, port] [ant: starboard]
noun
(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) [syn: interface, port]
verb
Put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"
verb
Bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
verb
Land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
verb
Turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting"
verb
Carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily"
verb
Carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; "port a rifle"
verb
Drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
verb
Modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, v. t. (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n. Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See Port demeanor.] 1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They are easily ported by boat into other shires. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms. [1913 Webster] Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as above. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS. porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.] 1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Him I accuse The city ports by this hath entered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Form their ivory port the cherubim Forth issuing. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster] Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) 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. [1913 Webster] Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle, etc. Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a gale. Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the portholes of a vessel. Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, n. [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob. akin to E. fare, v. See Port harbor, and cf. Comport, Export, Sport.] The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port. [archaic] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] And of his port as meek as is a maid. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port in the world. --South. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, n. [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., ? porto the port, L. portus. See Port harbor.] A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Port \Port\, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm, v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.] 1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads. --Shak. [1913 Webster] We are in port if we have Thee. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Free port. See under Free. Port bar. (Naut,) (a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3. (b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port. Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor. Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is established for the legal entry of merchandise. Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of bringing goods into port. Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor master. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Port'
From: GCIDE
Larboard \Lar"board`\, n. [Lar- is of uncertain origin, possibly the same as lower, i. e., humbler in rank, because the starboard side is considered by mariners as higher in rank; cf. D. laag low, akin to E. low. See Board, n., 8.] (Naut.) The left-hand side of a ship to one on board facing toward the bow; port; -- opposed to starboard. [1913 Webster] Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion with starboard, owing to similarity of sound. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Port'
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