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Definition of "port" []

  • A place on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships. (noun)
  • A city or town on a waterway with such facilities. (noun)
  • The waterfront district of a city. (noun)
  • A place along a coast that gives ships and boats protection from storms and rough water; a harbor. (noun)
  • A port of entry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "port" in a sentence
  • "Sheridan for dinner, Colman for supper; Sheridan for claret or port, but Colman for every thing, from the madeira and champagne at dinner, the claret with a _layer_ of _port_ between the glasses, up to the punch of the night, and down to the grog, or gin and water, of daybreak; -- all these I have threaded with both the same."
  • "Error in: echo "Attempting to connect to '$address' on port '$port' ...""
  • "I do know you can set a specific port with the +port 12345 command where 12345 would be the desired port number."