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port1 British & World English

A town or city with a harbour or access to navigable water where ships load or unload

port2 British & World English

A strong, sweet dark red (occasionally brown or white) fortified wine, originally from Portugal, typically drunk as a dessert wine

port3 British & World English

The side of a ship or aircraft that is on the left when one is facing forward

port4 British & World English

An opening in the side of a ship for boarding or loading

port5 British & World English

Transfer (software) from one system or machine to another

port6 British & World English

A suitcase or travelling bag

Port Said British & World English

A port in Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast at the north end of the Suez Canal; population 570,600 (est. 2006). It was founded in 1859 at the start of the construction of the Suez Canal

port tack British & World English

A sailboat’s heading when the wind is coming from the left, or port, side

Port Vila British & World English

Another name for Vila.

ruby port British & World English

A deep red port, especially one matured in wood for only a few years and then fined

free port British & World English

A port open to all traders

home port British & World English

The port from which a ship originates

Port Arthur British & World English

Former name (1898–1905) for Lushun.

Port Blair British & World English

A port on the southern tip of South Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal; population 127,100 (est. 2009). It is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port-Gentil British & World English

The principal port of Gabon, on the Atlantic coast south of Libreville; population 150,000 (est. 2009)

Port Huron British & World English

An industrial port city in southeastern Michigan, on Lake Huron and the St. Clair River; population 30,869 (est. 2008)

Port Louis British & World English

The capital of Mauritius, a port on the NW coast; population 150,000 (est. 2007)

Port Mahon British & World English

Another name for Mahon.

Port Natal British & World English

Former name (until 1835) for Durban.

Port Pirie British & World English

A port on the coast of South Australia, on the Spencer Gulf north of Adelaide; population 17,950 (2008)

Port Salut British & World English

A pale, mild type of cheese

Port Sudan British & World English

The chief port of Sudan, on the Red Sea; population 284,000 (est. 2008)

sally port British & World English

A small exit point in a fortification for the passage of troops when making a sally

serial port British & World English

A connector by which a device that sends data one bit at a time may be connected to a computer

treaty port British & World English

A port bound by treaty to be open to foreign trade, especially in 19th and early 20th-century China and Japan

tawny port British & World English

A port wine made from a blend of several vintages matured in wood

parallel port British & World English

A connector for a device that sends or receives several bits of data simultaneously by using more than one wire

Port Étienne British & World English

Former name for Nouadhibou.

Port Harcourt British & World English

A port in SE Nigeria, on the Gulf of Guinea at the eastern edge of the Niger delta; population 1,020,000 (est. 2007)

Port Hedland British & World English

A seaport on the NW coast of Western Australia; population 13,357 (2009)

Port Hueneme British & World English

An industrial and military port city in southwestern California, northwest of Los Angeles; population 21,478 (est. 2008)

Port Moresby British & World English

The capital of Papua New Guinea, situated on the south coast of the island of New Guinea, on the Coral Sea; population 307,600 (est. 2009)

Port Petrovsk British & World English

Former name (until 1922) for Makhachkala.

Port Stanley British & World English

Another name for Stanley.

Port Sunlight British & World English

A village on the south bank of the Mersey. Founded and built in the 1880s by Viscount Leverhulme, it provided model housing for the employees of his ‘Sunlight’ soap factory

vintage port British & World English

Port of special quality, all of one year, which is bottled early and aged in the bottle

port of call British & World English

A place where a ship stops on a voyage

at port arms British & World English

In the position adopted when given a command to port one’s weapon

port de bras British & World English

An act or manner of moving and posing the arms

Port Elizabeth British & World English

A port in South Africa, on the coast of the province of Eastern Cape; population 1,146,400 (est. 2009)

container port British & World English

A port which specializes in handling goods transported in containers

Ellesmere Port British & World English

A port in NW England on the estuary of the River Mersey; population 66,400 (est. 2009)

port of entry British & World English

A harbour or airport where customs officers are stationed to oversee people and goods entering or leaving a country

Port-au-Prince British & World English

The capital of Haiti, a port on the west coast; population 1,998,000 (est. 2007). Founded by the French in 1749, it became capital of the new republic in 1806

Port de France British & World English

Former name for Nouméa.

Port-of-Spain British & World English

The capital of Trinidad and Tobago, a port on the NW coast of the island of Trinidad; population 54,000 (est. 2007)

Port Orford cedar British & World English

A slender conifer with dense foliage and lower branches arising at ground level. Native to a small area of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, it is widely grown for timber and as an ornamental with many cultivars

Port Saint Lucie British & World English

A resort and retirement city in east central Florida; population 154,353 (est. 2008)

port wine stain British & World English

A kind of large, deep red birthmark, a persistent haemangioma or naevus, typically on the face

on the port tack British & World English

With the wind coming from the port (or starboard) side of the boat


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