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Port meaning

port - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. a place ( seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  2. 2. drink port; " We were porting all in the club after dinner"
  3. 3. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; " port a rifle"
  4. 4. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; " The big ship was slowly porting"
  5. 5. bring to port; " the captain ported the ship at night"
  6. 6. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
  7. 7. A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.
  8. 8. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively.
  9. 9. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages.
  10. 10. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
  11. 11. An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening.
  12. 12. A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face.
  13. 13. To carry; to bear; to transport.
  14. 14. To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
  15. 15. The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port.
  16. 16. The larboard or left side of a ship ( looking from the stern toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under Larboard. Also used adjectively.
  17. 17. To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm.
  18. 18. A harbor; gate; porthole; a Portuguese wine; carriage; external appearance; left side of a ship.

port - examples of usage

  1. " He thought then, Sir," I went on, " that you might wish to put into the nearest port; but I told him that I didn't think you could, even if you wanted to." - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. There's some dreadful thing or things come aboard this ship, since we left port. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. The Old Man couldn't put into port, even if he wanted to. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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