1. Portugal.
2. Portuguese.

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port1 «prt, pohrt», noun.
1. a place where ships and boats can be sheltered from storms; harbor: »

The ship sailed into port behind the reef where huge waves were smashing.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under harbor. (Cf.harbor)
2. a place where ships and boats can load and unload; city or town by a harbor: »

New York and San Francisco are important ports.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under harbor. (Cf.harbor)
3. = port of entry. (Cf.port of entry)
4. Figurative. a place, position, or condition in which one takes or may take refuge; haven.
[Old English port < Latin portus]
port2 «prt, pohrt», noun.
1. an opening in the side of a ship to let in light and air or for loading and unloading; porthole: »

a cargo port.

2. a cover for such an opening.
3. an opening in the side of a ship, or in a wall, through which to shoot.
4. an opening in a pipe or cylinder for steam, air, or water to pass through: »

The ship pumped water out of its hold from a port near the waterline.

5. a gate, especially that of a city.
[Old French porte < Latin porta gate]
port3 «prt, pohrt», noun, adjective, adverb, verb.
the left side of a ship or aircraft when on board facing the bow or front.
1. on the left side of a ship or aircraft: »

the port side of the main deck (Joseph Conrad).

2. on the left: »

Southpaws customarily are reserved for rivals whose principal thumpers swing from the port side (New York Times).

to or toward the left side of a ship or boat.
–v.t., v.i.
to turn or shift to the left side: »

Port the helm.

[origin uncertain; perhaps < port1]
port4 «prt, pohrt», noun, verb.
1. the way of holding one's head and body; bearing: »

regal port. She dressed well, and had a presence and port calculated to set off handsome attire (Charlotte Brontë).

SYNONYM(S): carriage, mien.
2. the position of a weapon when ported.
to bring, hold, or carry (a rifle or sword) across and close to the body with the barrel or blade near the left shoulder.
[< Old French port < porter to carry < Latin portāre]
port5 «prt, pohrt», noun.
a strong, sweet wine, that is dark red or tawny, or occasionally white, originally from Portugal.
[short for Oporto (in Portuguese O Porto the Port), a city in Portugal, from which it is shipped]
port6 «prt, pohrt», noun.
Australian. a traveling bag; portmanteau.
1. Portugal.
2. Portuguese.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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