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The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Henry Adams

Meaning of "port" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PORT

Old English, from Latin portus harbour, port.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PORT

port  [pɔːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Port is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

port

Port

A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.

Definition of port in the English dictionary

The definition of port in the dictionary is a town or place alongside navigable water with facilities for the loading and unloading of ships.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PORT


airport
ˈɛəˌpɔːt
bought
bɔːt
brought
brɔːt
caught
kɔːt
court
kɔːt
export
ˈɛkspɔːt
fort
fɔːt
forte
fɔːt
import
ɪmˈpɔːt
ort
ɔːt
ought
ɔːt
Porte
pɔːt
report
rɪˈpɔːt
resort
rɪˈzɔːt
short
ʃɔːt
sort
sɔːt
sport
spɔːt
support
səˈpɔːt
thought
θɔːt
transport
trænsˈpɔːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORT

port authorities
port authority
Port Blair
Port du Salut
port dues
Port Elizabeth
Port Harcourt
Port Jackson
Port Jackson wattle
Port Jackson willow
Port Louis
Port Lyautey
Port Moresby
Port Nicholson
port of call
port of entry

WORDS THAT END LIKE PORT

annual report
bort
comfort
cut a long story short
davenport
discomfort
Dort
effort
escort
in short
means of transport
mort
Newport
passport
public transport
rapport
technical support
the support
tort
wort

Synonyms and antonyms of port in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PORT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «port» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of port

Translation of «port» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORT

Find out the translation of port to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of port from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «port» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

波尔图葡萄酒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oporto
570 millions of speakers

English

port
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बंदरगाह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَوْعٌ مِنَ النَّبِيذ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

портвейн
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vinho do porto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্দর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

porto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelabuhan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Portwein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポートワイン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포트 와인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Port
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rượu vang ngọt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துறைமுக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंदर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Liman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

porto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

port
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

портвейн
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vin de Porto
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πορτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hawe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

portvin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

portvin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of port

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORT»

The term «port» is very widely used and occupies the 2.224 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of port
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «port» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «port» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about port

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10 QUOTES WITH «PORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word port.
1
Henry Adams
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
2
Gautam Adani
Mundra port remains committed towards setting up of world-class port infrastructure and facilities in India.
3
Thomas Aquinas
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
4
Matthew Arnold
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
5
Neal Asher
If I could time travel into the future, my first port of call would be the point where medical technology is at its best because, like most people on this planet, I have this aversion to dying.
6
Julian Baggini
Looking out over the port of Dover, with the endless steam of boats coming in and out, every British citizen is reminded that belonging here has never been about blood or genes. It's simply about being at home on this discrete island and being aware of the privileges and responsibilities that brings.
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Traian Basescu
When I was the captain of a ship I never failed to bring my ship to port and I won't fail to bring Romania to safe harbor. The belief that the president no longer represents the people is false.
8
John Betjeman
Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
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Ruben Blades
What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
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George Washington Cable
There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked - and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room - my daughter! O my daughter!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORT»

Discover the use of port in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to port and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable ...
The new edition of the bestselling business development guide Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition reveals why self-promotion is a critical factor to success, giving you a unique perspective that makes this guide much more than an ordinary ...
Michael Port, 2010
2
David Vizard's How to Port and Flow Test Cylinder Heads:
Author Vizard explains how the enthusiast needs to shape the combustion chambers and smooth out ports for maximum performance.
David Vizard, 2012
3
Port Security Management
Finally, the book examines the need to develop contingency and emergency operations plans and work effectively with federal, state, local, and private enterprises in coordinating both routine and emergency response mechanisms.
Kenneth Christopher, 2010
4
Port
Stockport 1988-2002.
Simon Stephens, 2002
5
Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment
Rehearsal for Reconstruction, winner of the Allan Nevins Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Charles S. Sydnor Prize, is historian Willie Lee Rose’s chronicle of change in this Sea Island region from its capture in 1861 through ...
Willie Lee Rose, 1998
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Port Mortuary
The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.
Patricia Cornwell, 2010
7
Port Designer's Handbook: Recommendations and Guidelines
This handbook reflects the latest progress and developments in navigation safety, port planning and site selection, layout of container, oil and gas terminals, cargo handling, berth design and construction, fender and mooring principles.
Carl A. Thoresen, 2003
8
The Windows Serial Port Programming Handbook
The seven languages discussed are: ANSI C Visual C++ Visual Basic LabVIEW MATLAB Smalltalk Java Step by step and line by line, the Handbook clearly explains the interfacing techniques used for each different language in the serial port ...
Ying Bai, 2004
9
A History of the Port Phillip District: Victoria Before ...
These are the years which Professor Shaw examines in his detailed narrative-years which saw the future of the territory shaped by diverse figures: Aborigines, whalers, adventurers, squatters, speculators and immigrants.
A. G. L. Shaw, 2003
10
Port Economics
Throughout the book, elements of the theory are tested empirically against data from ports in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Jan Owen Jansson, Dan Shneerson, 1982

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term port is used in the context of the following news items.
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US port productivity bill stripped of key provision
WASHINGTON — Labor and port opposition to legislation that would require U.S. ports to provide monthly productivity reports have stripped out ... «JOC.com, Jul 15»
2
China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist
CHEC won a $1.4 billion contract during the Rajapaksa presidency to build the Colombo Port City, a project that was frozen after the Sirisena ... «The Diplomat, Jul 15»
3
Long Beach to convene meeting to discuss trucking, port issues
The ongoing debate over whether port truckers should work as independent contractors or full-fledged employees is set to continue during an ... «Long Beach Press Telegram, Jul 15»
4
Coal Stacker Collapses At Mozambique Port
A coal stacker, which is a large bulk handler, collapsed in the Mozambique port of Nacala. The stacker buckled according to a port ... «The Maritime Executive, Jul 15»
5
New distribution center for Port Canaveral breaks ground in Titusville
The Titusville Logistics Center, a cargo handling facility serving Port Canaveral, broke ground Monday morning. The first building in the ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Port of Savannah handled a record 3.6M cargo containers, buoyed …
That included a record 714,021 units of autos and machinery, most of which moved through the Port of Brunswick. Liquid and dry bulk goods ... «Fox Business, Jul 15»
7
Port hospital gets new facilities
Dental and X-ray units were commissioned at V.O.C. Port Hospital here on Monday. S. Anantha Chandra Bose, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
8
Ukraine Sees Record Truce Breaches as Army Reinforces Port City
President Petro Poroshenko said elite marine units had been sent to reinforce the nearby Sea of Azov port city of Mariupol. The rebels said ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
9
Missile Explosion Spoils Navy Day in Crimean Port of Sevastopol
Pavel Rebrov / ReutersA Russian warship fires during celebrations for Navy Day in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 26, 2015. «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
10
Montreal Old Port removes 'love locks' from bridge
Jimmy Laforge, spokesman for the Old Port in Montreal, acknowledges the walk from the touristy Old Port to Bonsecours Basin is romantic and ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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