port

port
[[t]pɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]]
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1) N-COUNT A port is a town by the sea or on a river, which has a harbour.

Port-Louis is an attractive little fishing port.

...the Mediterranean port of Marseilles.

2) N-COUNT: oft N n A port is a harbour area where ships load and unload goods or passengers.

...the bridges which link the port area to the city centre.

...the city's port authority.

3) N-COUNT A port on a computer is a place where you can attach another piece of equipment, for example a printer.
4) ADJ In sailing, the port side of a ship is the left side when you are on it and facing towards the front. [TECHNICAL]

Her official number is carved on the port side of the forecabin.

Ant:
N-UNCOUNT: usu to N
Port is also a noun.

USS Ogden turned to port.

5) N-UNCOUNT Port is a type of strong, sweet red wine.

He asked for a glass of port after dinner.


English dictionary. 2008.

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