(noun, adjective, verb)


1. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft

Similar word(s): left, larboard

Sentences with port as an adjective:

- on the port side


1. a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

Definition categories: location

2. sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal

Definition categories: food

3. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

Similar word(s): embrasure, porthole

Definition categories: man–made, opening

4. the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

Similar word(s): larboard

Definition categories: man–made, side

5. (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)

Similar word(s): interface

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with port as a noun:

- Him I accuse/The city ports by this hath enter'd — Shakespeare, Coriolanus (1623), V.vi.And from their ivory port the Cherubim,/Forth issuing at the accustomed hour, — Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV

- ...her ports being within sixteen inches of the water... — Sir W. Raleigh

- Gamers can't wait until a port of the title is released on the new system.

- The latest port of the database software is the worst since we made the changeover.


1. put or turn on the left side, of a ship

- port the helm

Definition categories: motion, turn

2. bring to port

- the captain ported the ship at night

Definition categories: motion

3. land at or reach a port

- The ship finally ported

Definition categories: motion, land

4. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship

- The big ship was slowly porting

Definition categories: motion, turn

5. carry, bear, convey, or bring

- The small canoe could be ported easily

Definition categories: contact, carry, transport

6. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons

- port a rifle

Definition categories: contact, carry, transport

7. drink port

- We were porting all in the club after dinner

Definition categories: consumption, booze, drink, fuddle

8. modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with port as a verb:

- Port your helm!

- They are easily ported by boat into other shires. — Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England

- Port arms!

- ...the angelic squadron...began to hem him round with ported spears. — Milton, Paradise Lost (1667), book IV