any port in a storm

Definition of any port in a storm

used to say that a person will use anyone or anything for comfort, help, etc., when in a bad situation
  • "I know she's lonely, but I can't believe she's going out with that guy." "Well, you know what they say: any port in a storm."

Word by Word Definitions

port play
  1. : a place where ships may ride secure from storms : haven

  2. : a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo

  3. : airport

  1. : gate

  2. : an opening (as in a valve seat or valve face) for intake or exhaust of a fluid

  3. : the area of opening in a cylinder face of a passageway for the working fluid in an engine

  1. : the manner of bearing oneself

  2. : state

  3. : the position in which a military weapon is carried at the command port arms

  1. : to turn or put (a helm) to the left

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

  1. : a sweet fortified wine of rich taste and aroma made in Portugal

  1. : to translate (software) into a version for another computer or operating system

storm play
  1. : a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning

  2. : a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail

  3. : wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour

  1. : to blow with violence

  2. : to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously

  3. : to attack by storm


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up any port in a storm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!