A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
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... Cam Ranh - large deep water port and used by Marco Polo during his voyages to China formerly a major military facility for the U.S ... and the Vietnamese Navy Da Nang - Tien Sa seaport is the third largest sea port in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong handles 3-4 million tons of cargo annually Hai Phong Ho Chi Minh City - a ...
... Assembly of British Columbia in the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial election ... Total votes Popular vote Riding Candidate Votes Popular vote in riding 442. 0.03% Port Moody-Westwood James Filippelli 442 1.68% 335. 0.02% Port Moody-Coquitlam James Filippelli 198 1.03 ...
... Circulators fall into two main classes 4-port waveguide circulators based on Faraday rotation of waves propagating in a magnetised material, and 3-port "Y-junc ... may be of either type, while more compact devices based on striplines are of the 3-port type ... two or more Y-junctions are combined in a single component to give four or more ports, but these differ in behaviour from a true 4-port circulator ...
... distilleries which are now closed, the most famous being Port Ellen, which operated from 1825 to 1983 ... There is still a maltings at Port Ellen, which supplies many of the Islay distilleries with malted barley to their individual specifications ... March 2007 Bruichladdich Distillery announced the reopening of the distillery at Port Charlotte (Port Sgioba in Gaelic), which was closed in 1929, and was also known as the Lochindaal Distillery ...
... A circulator is a passive non-reciprocal three- or four-port device, in which a microwave or radio frequency signal entering any port is transmitted to the next port in rotation (only) ... A port in this context is a point where an external waveguide or transmission line (such as a microstrip line or a coaxial cable), connects to the device ... For a three-port circulator, a signal applied to port 1 only comes out of port 2 a signal applied to port 2 only comes out of port 3 a signal applied to port 3 only comes out of port 1, so to within a phase-f ...
More definitions of "port":
- (noun): An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through.
Synonyms: embrasure, porthole
- (verb): Turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship.
Example: "The big ship was slowly porting"
- (verb): Bring to port.
Example: "The captain ported the ship at night"
- (verb): Drink port.
Example: "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
- (verb): Carry, bear, convey, or bring.
Example: "The small canoe could be ported easily"
- (noun): (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).
- (noun): Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal.
Synonyms: port wine
- (verb): Put or turn on the left side, of a ship.
Example: "Port the helm"
- (noun): The left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose.
- (verb): Carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons.
Example: "Port a rifle"
- (noun): A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country.
- (adj): Located on the left side of a ship or aircraft.
- (verb): Transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports.
Famous quotes containing the word port:
“Through the port comes the moon-shine astray!
It tips the guards cutlass and silvers this nook;
But twill die in the dawning of Billys last day.
A jewel-block theyll make of me to-morrow,
Pendant pearl from the yard-arm-end
Like the ear-drop I gave to Bristol Molly
O, tis me, not the sentence theyll suspend.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“It is by a mathematical point only that we are wise, as the sailor or the fugitive slave keeps the polestar in his eye; but that is sufficient guidance for all our life. We may not arrive at our port within a calculable period, but we would preserve the true course.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The very best place to be in all the world is St. Marys parish, Jamaica. And the best spot in St. Marys is Port Maria, though all of St. Marys is fine. Old Maker put himself to a lot of trouble to make that part of the island of Jamaica, for everything there is perfect.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)