The definition of a port is a harbor or place on the water where ships load and unload cargo.(noun)
Port is a sweet dark-red wine which is fortified, often with brandy.(noun)
An example of port is a dessert wine normally served in a small glass.
See port in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr & OE < L portus, haven, entrance: see ford
Origin: after Oporto, city in Portugal
Origin: MFr porter < L portare, to carry: see fare
Origin: ME porte < MFr < the v.
Origin: < port: so named because the side toward the port (dock), since the steering oar (see starboard) prevented docking to the right
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME < OFr porte < L porta, door, akin to portus: see port
See port in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , from Latin portus; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Probably from port side
Origin: , from port1.
Origin: Middle English, gate, porthole
Origin: , from Old French porte, gate
Origin: , from Latin porta; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: After Oporto.
transitive verb port·ed, port·ing, ports
Origin: French porter, to carry
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin portāre; see per-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: . N., Middle English porte
Origin: , from Old French port
Origin: , from porter, to carry.
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