I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from porter to carry Date: 15th century 1. the labor of carrying or transporting 2. archaic the cost of carrying ; porterage 3. a. the carrying of boats or goods overland from one body of water to another or around an obstacle (as a rapids) b. the route followed in making such a transfer II. verb (portaged; portaging) Date: 1836 transitive verb to carry over a portage intransitive verb to move gear over a portage

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  • Portage — Portage, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 9728 Housing Units (2000): 3970 Land area (2000): 8.293974 sq. miles (21.481293 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.726675 sq. miles (1.882080 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.020649 sq. miles (23.363373 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • portage — early 15c., action of carrying, from O.Fr. portage tax paid on entering a town, from porter to carry, from L. portare to carry (see PORT (Cf. port) (1)). Sense of carrying of boats from one navigable water to another is from 1690s, reinforced in… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • portage — [pôr′tij; ] for n. 2 & v., also [ pôr täzh′] n. [ME < MFr < ML portaticum < L portare, to carry: see FARE] 1. a) the act of carrying or transporting b) the charge for this ☆ 2. a) a carrying of boats and supplies …   English World dictionary

  • Portage — Port age (?; 48), n. [From 2d {Port}.] (Naut.) (a) A sailor s wages when in port. (b) The amount of a sailor s wages for a voyage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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