Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “portal”

portal

noun     /ˈpɔː.təl/ US  /ˈpɔːr.t̬əl/
[C] specialized internet & telecoms a page on the internet that allows people to get useful information , such as news and weather , and to find other websites Internet terminology and abbreviations portals [plural] formal a large , important entrance to a building : Passing through the portals of the BBC for the first time , she felt slightly nervous .Doors and parts of doors
(Definition of portal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of portal

Definitions of “portal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More