- the port where a military, commercial, or cruise vessel is docked between trips or for seasonal stopovers or repairs
- the port where a retired ship is permanently stationed
home porthome port
- The port in which a vessel is registered or permanently based.
- The port from which a vessel primarily operates, regardless of its registry.
transitive verbhome port·ed, home port·ing, home ports, also home·port·ed or home·port·ing or home·ports