Meaning of “portal” in the English Dictionary

"portal" in English

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uk /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

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.

(Definition of “portal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"portal" in American English

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portal noun [ C ] (BUILDING)

us /ˈpɔr·təl, ˈpoʊr-/ fml a large and often highly decorated entrance to a building:

We entered the side portal of the cathedral.

portal noun [ C ] (INTERNET)

us /ˈpɔr·təl, ˈpoʊr-/ a page on the World Wide Web that users can change so it shows information they want to see:

The portal lets you access specific information from anywhere in the site.

(Definition of “portal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"portal" in Business English

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portalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɔːtəl/ us also Web portal

INTERNET a website that collects information on a particular subject and has links (= connections) to other websites with related information:

Welcome to the Murray Portal, an educational resource for all those involved in teaching and learning.

(Definition of “portal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)