Meaning of port

port

Pronunciation: (pôrt, pōrt), [key]
— n.
  1. a city, town, or other place where ships load or unload.
  2. a place along a coast in which ships may take refuge from storms; harbor.
  3. Also calledany place where persons and merchandise are allowed to pass, by water or land, into and out of a country and where customs officers are stationed to inspect or appraise imported goods.
  4. a geographical area that forms a harbor: the largest port on the eastern seaboard.
  5. an airport.

port

Pronunciation: (pôrt, pōrt), [key]
— n.
  1. the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or designating port.
  2. located on the left side of a vessel or aircraft.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to turn or shift to the port, or left, side.

port

Pronunciation: (pôrt, pōrt), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a class of very sweet wines, mostly dark-red, originally from Portugal.

port

Pronunciation: (pôrt, pōrt), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to create a new version of (an application program) to run on a different hardware platform (sometimes fol. by over).

port

Pronunciation: (pôrt, pōrt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to carry (a rifle or other weapon) with both hands, in a slanting direction across the front of the body, with the barrel or like part near the left shoulder.
—n.
  1. the position of a rifle or other weapon when ported.
  2. manner of bearing oneself; carriage or deportment.

Port.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Portugal.
  2. Portuguese.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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