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port

noun uk   /pɔːt/ us    /pɔːrt/

port noun (TOWN)

B1 [C or U] a town by the sea or by a river that has a harbour, or the harbour itself: a naval/fishing/container port We had a good view of all the ships coming into/leaving port.
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port noun (CONNECTION)

[C] specialized computing a part of a computer where wires from other pieces of equipment, such as a printer, can be connected

port noun (LEFT)

[U] specialized sailing the left side of a ship or aircraft
Opposite

port noun (WINE)

[U] a strong sweet wine made in Portugal

port noun (BAG)

[C] Australian English a case or bag
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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