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home·​port ˈhōm-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce homeport (audio)
homeported; homeporting; homeports

transitive verb

: to provide with or assign to a home port

home port

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: the port from which a ship hails or from which it is documented

Example Sentences

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In a press release shared with Travel + Leisure on Wednesday, the company announced that, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board, the family cruise liner will homeport a new Disney cruise ship exclusively in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2023 Neither Base Kodiak in Alaska, nor the Coast Guard base in Newport, Rhode Island are remotely ready to homeport the Offshore Patrol Cutters they are already slated to receive. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 16 June 2022 The sailing was also the first Norwegian cruise to homeport in Athens. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2021 The Norwegian Jade is the first of the Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships to homeport in Athens. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 The USS Mobile will travel to homeport at Naval Base San Diego, California. Mary Helene Hall | Mhall@al.com, al, 22 May 2021 Both Viking Venus and Viking Sea will homeport in Valletta, the walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the capital of Malta. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 7 May 2021 While cruises in the U.S. have remained on pause, many cruise lines have made plans to homeport in cities around the world, and many are requiring proof of vaccination to board. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2021 Viking will homeport in Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, for 8-day sailings on the Viking Orion, featuring picturesque cobblestone streets in St. George's, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dreamy pink sand beaches. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 7 Apr. 2021
The city will remain listed as the Sullivan’s official home port, and WOS is committed to keeping those ties intact. Journal Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2023 The Embarcadero was his home port. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 July 2021 Royal Caribbean has officially welcomed the largest cruise ship in the world, the Wonder of the Seas, to its new home port at Port Canaveral, near Orlando. Megan Dubois, Chron, 26 Jan. 2023 Crowds cheered as the Savannah sailed from Liverpool to Sweden and Russia and then back to its home port of Savannah, Georgia, but the ship was not a financial success, in part because people were afraid to travel on the hybrid vessel. CBS News, 24 Feb. 2023 From its home port of Portland, the steamer was assigned a regular passenger route to and from San Francisco. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Feb. 2023 Several months earlier, another cutter traveled thousands of miles from its home port in Guam to northern Australia, in what was considered a first for that type of ship. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 During the current cruise season, which ends in May, the line will make a total of 28 home port calls in San Diego, which translates into 62,000 passengers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2023 Qingdao is the headquarters of China’s Northern Sea Fleet and the home port of the aircraft carrier Liaoning, considered the Chinese Navy’s training carrier. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1940, in the meaning defined above


1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeport was in 1794

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“Homeport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeport. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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