Meaning of PORT in English

PORT

transcription, транскрипция: [ pɔ:(r)t ]

( ports)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A port is a town by the sea or on a river, which has a harbour.

Port-Louis is an attractive little fishing port.

...the Mediterranean port of Marseilles.

N-COUNT

2.

A port is a harbour area where ships load and unload goods or passengers.

...the bridges which link the port area to the city centre.

N-COUNT : oft N n

3.

A port on a computer is a place where you can attach another piece of equipment, for example a printer. ( COMPUTING )

N-COUNT

4.

In sailing, the port side of a ship is the left side when you are on it and facing towards the front. ( TECHNICAL )

Her official number is carved on the port side of the forecabin.

≠ starboard

ADJ

Port is also a noun.

USS Ogden turned to port.

≠ starboard

N-UNCOUNT : usu to N

5.

Port is a type of strong, sweet red wine.

He asked for a glass of port after dinner.

N-UNCOUNT

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