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

Definition of homeport

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to provide with or assign to a home port

home port


Definition of home port (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of homeport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 In the latest blow to New Orleans' tourism industry, Carnival Cruise Line said Monday that Valor, one of its two ships that homeport in New Orleans, will now not sail until at least the end of October. Anthony Mcauley | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 25 Jan. 2021 The ship was originally part of the Seventh Fleet, based at Yokosuka, Japan, but for now will homeport at San Diego. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At Audace’s home port on the Balearic party island of Ibiza, Merloni was famous for inviting aboard top DJs to entertain upwards of 200 guests, who danced the night away on the yacht’s huge lower-deck. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 14 Jan. 2022 After crossing the Atlantic in November, the Viva will home port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning on Dec. 15, 2023. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 12 Jan. 2022 The cruise line’s second ship, Valiant Lady, will start offering Mediterranean cruises in March from Portsmouth, England, and later from its home port in Barcelona. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2021 The Portland, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, has its home port in San Diego. CBS News, 16 Dec. 2021 For 60 years, a military reserve site loomed on a cliff above San Pedro, principally as Fort MacArthur, and between 1932 and the 1990s, Long Beach was home port for the Pacific Fleet. Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2021 Seattle is home port to nearly 300 fishing vessels, and all but 74 make their living in Alaska. Lynne Curry, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2021 The port has deep water access — 55 feet – which will allow the 472-foot, $500 million wind turbine installation ship to use it as a home port. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 Morro Bay is the home port for about 60 commercial fishermen, who bring in rockfish and wild salmon and Dungeness crab for both local consumption and export. Judith Lewis Mernit, The Atlantic, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of homeport


1940, in the meaning defined above


1794, in the meaning defined above

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“Homeport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeport. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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