n.1.A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.
1.A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively.
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
a - (Naut,) A boom
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.
1.A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
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.
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
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
(Steam Engine) the ports of the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
v. t.1.To carry; to bear; to transport.
[imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n. Porting.]
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.
Port arms
a position in the manual of arms, executed as above.
n.1.The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port.
And of his port as meek as is a maid.
- Chaucer.
1.(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.
v. t.1.(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.
Noun1.Portport - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
2.Portport - sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
Synonyms: port wine
3.port - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
Synonyms: embrasure, porthole
4.port - the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
Synonyms: larboard
5.port - (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)
Synonyms: interface
Verb1.port - transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
2.port - put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"
3.port - bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
4.port - land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
5.port - turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting"
6.port - carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily"
7.port - carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; "port a rifle"
8.port - drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
Adj.1.port - located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
Synonyms: larboard

PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

1.(networking)port - A logical channel or channel endpoint in a communications system. The Transmission Control Protocol and User Datagram Protocol transport layer protocols used on Ethernet use port numbers to distinguish between (demultiplex) different logical channels on the same network interface on the same computer.

Each application program has a unique port number associated with it, defined in /etc/services or the Network Information Service "services" database. Some protocols, e.g. telnet and HTTP (which is actually a special form of telnet) have default ports specified as above but can use other ports as well.

Some port numbers are defined in RFC 1700, divided into well-known ports and registered ports.
2.(operating system, programming)port - To translate or modify software to run on a different platform, or the results of doing so. The portability of the software determines how easy it is to port.
3.(language)port - An imperative language descended from Zed from Waterloo Microsystems (now Hayes Canada) ca. 1979.

["Port Language" document in the Waterloo Port Development System].
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Port Address Translation
Port arms
Port Arthur
Port bar
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Port Language
Port lid
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port of call
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