port

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1port

noun \ˈprt\

Definition of PORT

1
:  a place where ships may ride secure from storms :  haven
2
a :  a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo
b :  airport

Origin of PORT

Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French, from Latin portus — more at ford
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2port

noun

Definition of PORT

1
chiefly Scottish :  gate
2
a :  an opening (as in a valve seat or valve face) for intake or exhaust of a fluid
b :  the area of opening in a cylinder face of a passageway for the working fluid in an engine; also :  such a passageway
c :  a small opening in a container or vessel especially for viewing or for the controlled passage of material <access port>
3
a :  an opening in a vessel's side (as for admitting light or loading cargo)
b archaic :  the cover for a porthole
4
:  a hole in an armored vehicle or fortification through which guns may be fired
5
:  a hardware interface by which a computer is connected to another device (as a printer, a mouse, or another computer); broadly :  jack 8

Origin of PORT

Middle English porte, from Anglo-French, gate, door, from Latin porta passage, gate; akin to Latin portus port
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3port

noun

Definition of PORT

1
:  the manner of bearing oneself
2
archaic :  state 3
3
:  the position in which a military weapon is carried at the command port arms

Origin of PORT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from porter to carry, from Latin portare
First Known Use: 14th century

4port

verb

Definition of PORT

transitive verb
:  to turn or put (a helm) to the left —used chiefly as a command

Origin of PORT

5port
First Known Use: 1580

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

5port

noun

Definition of PORT

:  the left side of a ship or aircraft looking forward —called also larboard — compare starboard
port adjective

Origin of PORT

probably from 1port or 2port
First Known Use: circa 1644

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, starboard, stay

6port

noun

Definition of PORT

:  a sweet fortified wine of rich taste and aroma made in Portugal; also :  a similar wine made elsewhere

Origin of PORT

Oporto, Portugal
First Known Use: 1691

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

7port

verb

Definition of PORT

transitive verb
:  to translate (software) into a version for another computer or operating system

Origin of PORT

perhaps from 2port (hardware interface)
First Known Use: 1984

8port

abbreviation

Definition of PORT

Port

abbreviation

Definition of PORT

port

noun \ˈprt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PORT

: an opening, passage, or channel through which something can be introduced into the body: as a : a small medical device (as of plastic or titanium) that is implanted below the skin, is attached to a catheter typically inserted into a blood vessel, and has a small opening through which a needle can be inserted to administer fluids or drugs or withdraw blood b : an incision (as one made between intercostal spaces) for passing a medical instrument (as an endoscope) into the body

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