port

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Port, port., Port., and pórt

Contents

English[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The old port of Dubrovnik

From Old English port, from Latin portus (port, harbour), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing) (and thus distantly cognate with ford).

Noun[edit]

port (plural ports)

Wikipedia

  1. A place on the coast at which ships can shelter, or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.
    • Shakespeare
      peering in maps for ports and piers and roads
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52: 
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
  2. A town or city containing such a place.
  3. (nautical, uncountable) The left-hand side of a vessel, including aircraft, when one is facing the front. Port does not change based on the orientation of the person aboard the craft.
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Adjective[edit]

port (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel.
    on the port side
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

port (third-person singular simple present ports, present participle porting, simple past and past participle ported)

  1. (nautical, transitive, chiefly imperative) To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; said of the helm.
    Port your helm!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin porta (passage, gate), reinforced in Middle English, from Old French porte.

Noun[edit]

port (plural ports)

  1. (now Scotland, historical) An entryway or gate.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
      And whan he cam to the porte of the pavelon, Sir Palomydes seyde an hyghe, ‘Where art thou, Sir Trystram de Lyones?’
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      Long were it to describe the goodly frame, / And stately port of Castle Joyeous [...].
    Him I accuse/The city ports by this hath enter'dShakespeare, Coriolanus (1623), V.vi.
    And from their ivory port the Cherubim,/Forth issuing at the accustomed hour,Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV
  2. An opening or doorway in the side of a ship, especially for boarding or loading; an embrasure through which a cannon may be discharged; a porthole.
    ...her ports being within sixteen inches of the water...Sir W. Raleigh
  3. (curling, bowls) A space between two stones wide enough for a delivered stone or bowl to pass through.
  4. An opening where a connection (such as a pipe) is made.
  5. (computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred. Wikipedia-logo.png Computer port (hardware) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Computer port (hardware)
  6. (computing) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French porter, from Latin portare (carry). Akin to transport, portable.

Verb[edit]

port (third-person singular simple present ports, present participle porting, simple past and past participle ported)

  1. (obsolete) To carry, bear, or transport. See porter.
    They are easily ported by boat into other shires.Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England
  2. (military) To hold or carry (a weapon) with both hands so that it lays diagonally across the front of the body, with the barrel or similar part near the left shoulder and the right hand grasping the small of the stock; or, to throw (the weapon) into this position on command.
    Port arms!
    ...the angelic squadron...began to hem him round with ported spears.Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV
  3. (computing, video games) To adapt, modify, or create a new version of, a program so that it works on a different platform. Wikipedia-logo.png Porting (computing) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Porting
  4. (telephony) To carry or transfer an existing telephone number from one telephone service provider to another.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

port (plural ports)

  1. Something used to carry a thing, especially a frame for wicks in candle-making.
  2. (archaic) The manner in which a person carries himself; bearing; deportment; carriage. See also portance.
    • late 14th c., Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, line 69:
      And of his port as meeke as is a mayde.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      Those same with stately grace, and princely port / She taught to tread, when she her selfe would grace []
    • South
      the necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port in the world
  3. (military) The position of a weapon when ported; a rifle position executed by throwing the weapon diagonally across the front of the body, with the right hand grasping the small of the stock and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder.
  4. (computing) A program that has been adapted, modified, or recoded so that it works on a different platform from the one for which it was created; the act of this adapting.
    Gamers can't wait until a port of the title is released on the new system.
    The latest port of the database software is the worst since we made the changeover.
  5. (computing, BSD) A set of files used to build and install a binary executable file from the source code of an application.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Named from Portuguese Oporto, a city in Portugal from whence the wines were originally shipped.

Noun[edit]

port (plural ports)

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

  1. A type of very sweet fortified wine, mostly dark red, traditionally made in Portugal.
Synonyms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Abbreviation of portmanteau.

Noun[edit]

port (plural ports)

  1. (Australia, Queensland, northern New South Wales, colloquial) A schoolbag or suitcase.
    • 2001, Sally de Dear, The House on Pig Island, page 8,
      As they left the classroom, Jennifer pointed at the shelves lining the veranda. “Put your port in there.”
      “What?” asked Penny.
      “Your port - your school bag, silly. It goes in there.”

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse port, portr, from Latin porta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /port/, [pʰoɐ̯ˀd̥]

Noun[edit]

port c (singular definite porten, plural indefinite porte)

  1. gate
  2. gateway

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

port m, n (plural porten)

  1. postage

Noun[edit]

port m (uncountable, diminutive portje n)

  1. (a glass of) port, port wine, porto

Verb[edit]

port

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of porren
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of porren

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French port, from Latin portus, from Proto-Italic *portus, from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing), from *per- (to go forth, to cross).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

port m

  1. port, harbour
  2. port, harbour city
  3. refuge
  4. act of wearing, act of carrying (from the verb porter (to wear or carry))
  5. transport
  6. postage
  7. stature, way of carrying oneself

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

port n (genitive singular ports, nominative plural port)

  1. gate, gateway, entryway

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish port (tune, melody).

Noun[edit]

port m (genitive poirt, nominative plural poirt)

  1. (music) tune
    • Is buaine port ná glór na n-éan; is buaine focal ná toice an tsaoil.
      A tune is more lasting than the song of birds; a word is more lasting than the wealth of the world.
  2. jig (dance)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish port (bank, shore (of river or sea); landing-place, haven; bank, mound, entrenchment; place, spot, locality; stead, abode; stronghold, fortress), from Latin portus (harbour, port; haven, refuge, asylum, retreat).

Noun[edit]

port m (genitive poirt, nominative plural poirt)

  1. landing-place
  2. harbor, port
  3. bank (of river, etc.)
  4. mound, embankment
  5. refuge, haven, resort
  6. stopping-place
  7. place, locality
  8. fortified place, stronghold
  9. occupied place, seat, center
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
port phort bport
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portus (port, harbour).

Noun[edit]

port m (plural ports)

  1. harbour, port

Synonyms[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portus.

Noun[edit]

port m (plural porc)

  1. port, harbour

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse port n, Middle Norwegian portr m, from Latin porta f.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

port m

  1. gate
  2. (computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred.
  3. (computing) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • “port” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portus

Noun[edit]

port m

  1. port (for watercraft)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

port m (oblique plural porz or portz, nominative singular porz or portz, nominative plural port)

  1. port (for watercraft)
    • circa 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland:
      As porz d'Espaigne en est passet Rollant
      Roland went to the ports of Spain

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

port

Noun[edit]

port m

  1. port, harbour (area for ships)
  2. port, a town or city containing such a place

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French port, Italian porto, Latin portus.

Noun[edit]

port n (plural porturi)

  1. port (town with port)
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

port

  1. first-person singular present tense form of purta.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of purta.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

port m (genitive puirt, plural puirt or portan)

  1. port, harbour
  2. tune

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse port n, portr m, from Latin porta f. Computing sense loan-translation from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

port c

  1. an entrance (into a building), a gate, a portal, a door, a doorway
  2. (computing) a port (logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

port (definite accusative portu, plural portlar)

  1. (computer hardware, networking) port

Declension[edit]