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9 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Larboard \Lar"board'\, noun [Lar- is of uncertain origin, possibly the same as lower, i. e., humbler in rank, because the starboard side is considered by mariners as higher in rank; cf. D. laag low, akin to E. low. See {Board}, noun, 8.] (Naut.) The left-hand side of a ship to one on board facing toward the bow; port; -- opposed to {starboard}.

Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been superseded by {port} to avoid liability of confusion with starboard, owing to similarity of sound.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, noun [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., ? porto the port, L. portus. See {Port} harbor.] A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, noun [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See {Farm}, v., {Ford}, and 1st, 3d, & 4h {Port}.]

1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively.

Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads. --Shak.

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}. (Naut,) (a) A boom. See {Boom}, 4, also {Bar}, 3. (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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, verb (used with an object) (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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Porting}.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See {Port} demeanor.]

1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]

They are easily ported by boat into other shires. --Fuller.

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.

Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton.

{Port arms}, a position in the manual of arms, executed as above.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, noun [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS. porte, fr. L. porta. See {Port} a harbor, and cf. {Porte}.]

1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]

Him I accuse The city ports by this hath entered. --Shak.

Form their ivory port the cherubim Forth issuing. --Milton.

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.

Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water. --Sir W. Raleigh.

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}, {Bridle 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}, & {Exhaust port} (Steam Engine), the ports of the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, noun [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob. akin to E. fare, v. See {Port} harbor, and cf. {Comport}, {Export}, {Sport}.] The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port. [archaic] --Spenser.

And of his port as meek as is a maid. --Chaucer.

The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port in the world. --South.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Port \Port\, noun [Etymology uncertain.] (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

port

adjective

1: located on the left side of a ship or aircraft [syn: {port}, {larboard}]

noun

1: a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

2: sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal [syn: {port}, {port wine}]

3: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through [syn: {port}, {embrasure}, {porthole}]

4: the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose [syn: {larboard}, {port}] [ant: {starboard}]

5: (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) [syn: {interface}, {port}]

verb

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

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