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Meaning of “port” in the English Dictionary

"port" in British English

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portnoun

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 (LEFT)

[U] specialized sailing the ​leftside of a ​ship or ​aircraft
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  • port noun (WINE)

[U] a ​strong, ​sweetwine made in Portugal
(Definition of port from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"port" in American English

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portnoun

 us   /pɔrt, poʊrt/
  • port noun (CITY)

[C/U] a ​city or ​town that has a ​harbor (= ​shelteredarea 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 ​leftside of a ​ship or ​aircraft as you are ​facingforward
(Definition of port from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"port" in Business English

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portnoun

uk   us   /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 ​grainshipments. 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 ​digitalLCDmonitor.

portverb [T]

uk   us   /pɔːt/
IT, COMMUNICATIONS to ​movesoftware, a ​phonenumber, etc. to another ​system, without it being ​changed: port sth to sth Our ​staff will ​check if your ​number can be ported to another ​operator who will ​help you with the ​process.
(Definition of port from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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