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portal1

Line breaks: por¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːt(ə)l
 
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noun

1A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one.
Example sentences
  • I drove past the studios; the gates seemed like portals to some other world.
  • The people were shoulder to shoulder through the gate portal.
  • He laughed softly and directed me out of the chapel, towards the portals of the main doorway and the sunlight in the plaza.
Synonyms
1.1An Internet site providing access or links to other sites.
Example sentences
  • Industry related directories or portals are great sites to get links from.
  • Some states had Web sites they called portals but they were really just places to download information.
  • Now Clare has teamed up with other independent maternitywear retailers across the country to form an internet portal with links to their websites.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin portale, neuter (used as a noun) of portalis 'like a gate', from Latin porta 'door, gate'.

Words that rhyme with portal

chortle, immortal, mortal

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portal2

Line breaks: por¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːt(ə)l
 
/

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to an opening in an organ through which major blood vessels pass, especially the transverse fissure of the liver.
Example sentences
  • The liver biopsy specimen showed portal triads and sinusoids infiltrated with lymphoid cells.
  • She developed the rapid onset of liver failure with portal hypertension and died in a hospice.
  • Adhesions are broad and very short septa between portal tracts and hepatic veins.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin portalis, from Latin porta 'gate'.

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