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port

noun
 
 
/pɔːt/
[C or U] TRANSPORT an area of water and the land and buildings surrounding it, where ships can take on and off goods and passengers: Ports along the Mississippi River handle 56 percent of the nation's grain shipments. come into/leave port Officials moved to stop the ship from leaving port. port officials/security
[C] TRANSPORT a town that has such an area: important East-Coast ports such as Baltimore
[C] IT a part of a computer where you can connect another piece of equipment, such as a printer or screen: A DVI monitor port lets you connect a digital LCD monitor. →  See also free port , home port , parallel port , serial port
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…
(Definition of port noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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