Definitions for: Port


[n] (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
[n] the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
[n] an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
[n] sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
[n]
[adj] on the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the port side"
[v] drink port; "We were porting all night in the club"
[v] carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily"
[v] carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, esp. of weapons; "port a rifle"
[v] turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting"
[v] land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
[v] bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
[v] put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"
[v] transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports



Webster (1913) Definition: Port, n. [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., ? porto the
port, L. portus. See Port harbor.]
A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It
contains a large percentage of alcohol.


Port, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm,
v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.]
1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a
sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used
also figuratively.



Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads. --Shak.

We are in port if we have Thee. --Keble.

2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are
admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence
they depart and where they finish their voyages.

Free port. See under Free.

Port bar. (Naut,)
(a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3.
(b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.

Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a
ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.

Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is established
for the legal entry of merchandise.

Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of
bringing goods into port.

Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor
master.


Port, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.]
1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]

Him I accuse The city ports by this hath entered.
--Shak.

Form their ivory port the cherubim Forth issuing.
--Milton.

2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
the shutters which close such an opening.

Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
--Sir W.
Raleigh.

3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
a valve seat, or valve face.

Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle,
etc.

Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
gale.

Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
portholes of a vessel.

Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of
the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.


Port, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n.
Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See Port
demeanor.]
1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]

They are easily ported by boat into other shires.
--Fuller.

2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body,
with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small
of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing
the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.

Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton.

Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as
above.


Port, n. [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob.
akin to E. fare, v. See Port harbor, and cf. Comport,
Export, Sport.]
The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment;
carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of
living; as, a proud port. --Spenser.

And of his port as meek as is a maid. --Chaucer.

The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port
in the world. --South.


Port, n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Naut.)
The larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern
toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under
Larboard. Also used adjectively.


Port, v. t. (Naut.)
To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; --
said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a
command; as, port your helm.

Synonyms: embrasure, interface, larboard, larboard, left, port wine, porthole

Antonyms: right, starboard, starboard

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