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