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port1 US English

A town or city with a harbor where ships load or unload, especially one where customs officers are stationed

port2 US English

A strong, sweet, typically dark red fortified wine, originally from Portugal, typically drunk as a dessert wine

port3 US English

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

port4 US English

An aperture or opening, in particular

port5 US English

Transfer (software) from one system or machine to another

port6 US English

A suitcase or travelling bag

free port US English

A port open to all traders

home port US English

The port from which a ship originates or in which it is registered

port-fire US English

A handheld fuse used for firing cannons, igniting explosives, etc.

Port Said US English

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

port tack US English

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

Port Vila US English

another name for Vila.

ruby port US English

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

Port Arthur US English

former name (1898–1905) for Lushun.

Port Blair US English

The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a port on the southern tip of South Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal; population 75,000

Port-Gentil US English

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

Port Huron US English

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

Port Louis US English

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

Port Natal US English

former name (until 1835) for Durban.

Port Pirie US English

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

Port Salut US English

A pale, mild type of cheese

Port Sudan US English

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

sally port US English

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

serial port US English

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

tawny port US English

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

treaty port US English

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

Port Harcourt US English

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

Port Hedland US English

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

Port Hueneme US English

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

Port Moresby US English

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

Port Petrovsk US English

former name (until 1922) for Makhachkala.

Port Sunlight US 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 US English

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

parallel port US English

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

container port US English

A port that specializes in handling goods transported in containers

Ellesmere Port US English

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

at port arms in port5 US English

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

at port arms US English

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

port de bras US English

An act or manner of moving and posing the arms

Port Elizabeth US English

A port in South Africa, on the coast of the province of Eastern Cape; population 1,146,400 (est. 2009). Settled by the British in 1820, it is now an automobile-manufacturing city and beach resort

port of call US English

A place where a ship stops on a voyage

port of entry in port1 US English

A harbor, border town, or airport by which people and goods may enter a country

port of entry US English

A harbor, border town, or airport by which people and goods may enter a country

Port-au-Prince US English

The capital of Haiti, a port on the western coast of Hispaniola; population 1,998,000 (est. 2007). Founded by the French in 1749, it became capital of the new republic in 1806. The city was devastated in January 2010 by an earthquake that claimed more than 200,000 lives

Port de France US English

former name for Nouméa.

Port-of-Spain US English

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

Port Orford cedar US 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 US English

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

port wine stain US English

A kind of large, deep red birthmark, a persistent hemangioma or nevus, typically on the face

on the port tack in tack1 US English

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


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