I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo-French, from Latin portus — more at ford Date: before 12th century 1. a place where ships may ride secure from storms ; haven 2. a. a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo b. airport 3. port of entry II. noun Etymology: Middle English porte, from Anglo-French, gate, door, from Latin porta passage, gate; akin to Latin portus port Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish gate 2. a. an opening (as in a valve seat or valve face) for intake or exhaust of a fluid b. the area of opening in a cylinder face of a passageway for the working fluid in an engine; also such a passageway c. a small opening in a container or vessel especially for viewing or for the controlled passage of material <
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3. a. an opening in a vessel's side (as for admitting light or loading cargo) b. archaic the cover for a porthole 4. a hole in an armored vehicle or fortification through which guns may be fired 5. a hardware interface by which a computer is connected to another device (as a printer, a mouse, or another computer); broadly jack 8 III. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from porter to carry, from Latin portare Date: 14th century 1. the manner of bearing oneself 2. archaic state 3 3. the position in which a military weapon is carried at the command port arms IV. transitive verb Etymology: 5port Date: 1580 to turn or put (a helm) to the left — used chiefly as a command V. noun Etymology: probably from 1port or 2port Date: circa 1644 the left side of a ship or aircraft looking forward — called also larboard — compare starboardport adjective VI. noun Etymology: Oporto, Portugal Date: 1691 a sweet fortified wine of rich taste and aroma made in Portugal; also a similar wine made elsewhere VII. transitive verb Etymology: perhaps from 2port (hardware interface) Date: 1984 to translate (software) into a version for another computer or operating system VIII. abbreviation 1. portable 2. portrait

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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