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Etymology 1

Old English port, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] portus (port, harbour).

Noun

Singular
port

Plural
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  1. A place on the coast at which ships can shelter, or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.
  2. A town or city containing such a place.
  3. (nautical, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The left-hand side of a vessel when one is facing the front.
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Adjective

port (not comparable)

Positive
port

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (nautical) Of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel.
    on the port side
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] porta (passage, gate), reinforced in Middle English from Old French porte.

Noun

Singular
port

Plural
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port ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An entryway or gate; a portal.
    Him I accuse/The city ports by this hath enter'dShakespeare, Coriolanus (1623), V.vi.
    And from their ivory port the Cherubim,/Forth issuing at the accustomed hour,Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV
  2. An opening or doorway in the side of a ship, especially for boarding or loading; an embrasure through which a cannon may be discharged; a porthole.
    ...her ports being within sixteen inches of the water...Sir W. Raleigh
  3. (curling, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A space between two stones wide enough for a delivered stone or bowl to pass through.
  4. An opening where a connection (such as a pipe) is made.
  5. (computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred. Wikipedia-logo.png Computer port (hardware) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Computer port (hardware)
  6. (computing) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted.
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Etymology 3

From Old French porter < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] portare (carry). Akin to transport, portable.

Verb

Infinitive
to port

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to port (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To carry, bear, or transport. See porter.
    They are easily ported by boat into other shires.Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To transfer from one state to another.
  3. (military) To hold or carry (a weapon) with both hands so that it lays diagonally across the front of the body, with the barrel or similar part near the left shoulder and the right hand grasping the small of the stock; to throw (the weapon) into this position on command.
    Port arms!
    ...the angelic squadron...began to hem him round with ported spears.Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV
  4. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To adapt, modify, or create a new version of, a program so that it works on a different platform; to adapt a console video game title to be sold and played on another brand of console. Wikipedia-logo.png Porting (computing) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Porting
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Noun

Singular
port

Plural
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port ({{{1}}})
  1. Something used to carry a thing, especially a frame for wicks in candle-making.
  2. (dated) The manner in which a person carries himself; bearing; deportment; carriage. See also portance.
    And of his port as meeke as is a mayde.Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, line 69
    ..the necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port in the world.Robert South
  3. (military) The position of a weapon when ported; a rifle position executed by throwing the weapon diagonally across the front of the body, with the right hand grasping the small of the stock and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder.
  4. (computing) The act of adapting a program so that it works on a different platform from the one on which it originally worked.
  5. (computing) A program that has been so adapted.
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Etymology 4

Named from Oporto, a city in Portugal from whence the wines were originally shipped.

Noun

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port

Plural
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port ({{{1}}})
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  1. A type of very sweet fortified wine, mostly dark red, traditionally made in Portugal.
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Etymology 5

Abbreviation of portmanteau.

Noun

Singular
port

Plural
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port ({{{1}}})
  1. (Australia, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A schoolbag or suitcase.

Dutch

Noun

port n.

  1. postage

Noun

port m.

  1. port, port wine, porto

French

Pronunciation

Noun

port m.

  1. port, harbour
  2. port, harbour city
  3. refuge
  4. act of wearing, act of carrying (from the verb porter (to wear or carry))
  5. transport
  6. postage
  7. stature, way of carrying oneself

Norwegian

Noun

port m. (definite singular porten; indefinite plural porter; definite plural portene)

  1. gate
  2. (computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred.
  3. (computing) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted.

Old English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ang:Template:lang:la derivations]] portus

Noun

port m. and n.

  1. port

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for port Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative port porten portar portarna
Genitive ports portens portars portarnas

port c.

  1. (computing) port (logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred)
  2. entrance (into a building), gate, portal

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