noun Date: circa 1520 a port, harbor, or town accessible to seagoing ships

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  • Seaport — Sea port (s[=e] p[=o]rt ), n. A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seaport — (n.) 1590s, from SEA (Cf. sea) + PORT (Cf. port) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seaport — ► NOUN ▪ a town or city with a harbour for seagoing ships …   English terms dictionary

  • seaport — [sē′pôrt΄] n. 1. a port or harbor used by ocean ships 2. a town or city having such a port or harbor …   English World dictionary

  • seaport — n. a bustling, busy seaport * * * [ siːpɔːt] busy seaport a bustling …   Combinatory dictionary

  • seaport — [[t]si͟ːpɔː(r)t[/t]] seaports N COUNT A seaport is a town with a large harbour that is used by ships. The Baltic seaport of Rostock …   English dictionary

  • seaport — UK [ˈsiːˌpɔː(r)t] / US [ˈsɪˌpɔrt] noun [countable] Word forms seaport : singular seaport plural seaports a town by the sea with a large port …   English dictionary

  • seaport — /see pawrt , pohrt /, n. 1. a port or harbor on or accessible to a seacoast and providing accommodation for seagoing vessels. 2. a town or city at such a place. [1590 1600; SEA + PORT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • seaport — noun A town or harbour with facilities for seagoing ships to dock and take on or discharge cargo …   Wiktionary

  • seaport — Synonyms and related words: anchorage, anchorage ground, basin, berth, breakwater, bulkhead, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, embankment, groin, harbor, harborage, haven, jetty, jutty, landing, landing place, landing stage, marina, mole,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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