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port

noun  /pɔrt, poʊrt/ us  

port noun (CITY)

[C/U] a city or town that has a harbor (= sheltered area of water where ships can load or unload) on the sea or a river, or the harbor itself: [C] a fishing/naval port

port noun (CONNECTION)

[C] technology a part of a computer where wires can be connected in order to control other pieces of equipment, such as a printer

port noun (LEFT)

[U] the left side of a ship or aircraft as you are facing forward
Translations of “port”
in Korean 항구…
in Arabic مَرْفأ, ميناء…
in French port…
in Turkish liman, liman şehri, porto/Portekiz şarabı…
in Italian porto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 城鎮, 港市, 港…
in Russian порт, портовый город, портвейн…
in Polish port, porto, lewa burta…
in Spanish puerto, ciudad portuaria…
in Portuguese porto…
in German der Hafen, die Hafenstadt…
in Catalan port…
in Japanese 港, 港町…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城镇, 港市, 港…
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