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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

Examples of homeport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The cruise line will also add another ship, the Disney Adventure, in 2025, which will homeport in Singapore and mark the brand’s first to sail in Southeast Asia. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 The cruise line will homeport two ships, the Norwegian Sky and the Norwegian Sun, out of the Port of Baltimore for the first time, sailing cruises to Canada and New England, Bermuda, and the Caribbean, the company shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 5 Sep. 2023
The record activity is reflected in several new ships sailing out of PortMiami, including Oceania’s Vista, Carnival Cruise Line Costa Venezia and Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Viva. Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas arrived in January at what will be its home port. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 25 Apr. 2024 The Nieuw Amsterdam returned Saturday to its home port of Fort Lauderdale, guests disembarked, and the vessel has embarked on a cruise with a stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Monday, Holland America said. Marissa Parra, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for homeport 

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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 14 Jun. 2024.

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