Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: port  port
  1. A sheltered area of coast where ships can dock or anchor safely
    - harbor [US], harbour [Brit]
     
  2. A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
     
  3. Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    - port wine
     
  4. An opening (in a wall, ship or armoured vehicle) for firing through
    - embrasure, porthole
     
  5. The left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
    - larboard
     
  6. (computing) 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)
    - interface
     
  7. (computing) a program that has been adapted to work on a different platform to the one for which it was originally designed
Verb: port  port
  1. Put or turn on the left side, of a ship
    "port the helm"
     
  2. Bring to port
    "the captain ported the ship at night"
     
  3. Land at or reach a port
    "The ship finally ported"
     
  4. Turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
    "The big ship was slowly porting"
     
  5. Carry, bear, convey, or bring
    "The small canoe could be ported easily"
     
  6. Carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
    "port a rifle"
     
  7. Drink port
    "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
     
  8. Modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
Adjective: port  port
  1. Located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
    - larboard

Derived forms: ports, porting, ported

See also: left

Type of: alter, booze, carry, change, computer circuit, drink, fortified wine, fuddle, geographic point, geographical point, land, modify, opening, set down, side, transport, turn

Encyclopedia: Port, Oklahoma