portal

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Portal of Chartres Cathedral

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin portale, from Latin porta

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Noun[edit]

portal ‎(plural portals)

  1. A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
    • Milton
      Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
  2. An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
    The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  3. (Internet) A website or page that acts as an entrance to other websites or pages on the Internet.
    The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
  4. (anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
  5. (fiction) A magical or technological doorway leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
  6. (architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
  7. (architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
  8. (bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
  9. A prayer book or breviary; a portass.

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portal ‎(not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
    the portal vein

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

portal m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural portals)

  1. portal

Noun[edit]

portal m ‎(plural portals)

  1. portal

Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French portal.

Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portaulx)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (portal)

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Etymology[edit]

porte +‎ -al.

Noun[edit]

portal m ‎(oblique plural portaus or portax or portals, nominative singular portaus or portax or portals, nominative plural portal)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (portal)

Polish[edit]

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portal m inan

  1. (architecture) portal

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Portuguese[edit]

portal

Etymology[edit]

From porta +‎ -al

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portal m (plural portais)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Portal.

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portal n ‎(plural portaluri)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Portal, from Latin porta.

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pòrtāl m ‎(Cyrillic spelling по̀рта̄л)

  1. (architecture) portal

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Spanish[edit]

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portal m ‎(plural portales)

  1. (architecture) portal; porch

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