What is port?

  • (verb): Carry, bear, convey, or bring.
    Example: "The small canoe could be ported easily"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Some articles on port:

... 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 ...
Circulator - Types
... 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-junction" circulators based on cancellation of waves ... more compact devices based on striplines are of the 3-port type ... are combined in a single component to give four or more ports, but these differ in behaviour from a true 4-port circulator ...
Your Political Party Of British Columbia - Electoral Results
... as a candidate for election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial election ... Candidates 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 ...
Islay Whisky - Distilleries - Closed Distilleries
... 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 ... In 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 ...
Transport In Vietnam - Ports and Harbors
... 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 ... Navy 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 ...

More definitions of "port":

  • (verb): Transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports.
  • (verb): Put or turn on the left side, of a ship.
    Example: "Port the helm"
  • (noun): An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through.
    Synonyms: embrasure, porthole
  • (adj): Located on the left side of a ship or aircraft.
    Synonyms: larboard
  • (verb): Carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons.
    Example: "Port a rifle"
  • (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"
  • (noun): Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal.
    Synonyms: port wine
  • (noun): A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country.
  • (noun): The left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose.
    Synonyms: larboard
  • (verb): Land at or reach a port.
    Example: "The ship finally ported"
  • (verb): Turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship.
    Example: "The big ship was slowly porting"
  • (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).
    Synonyms: interface

Famous quotes containing the word port:

    The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    How happy is the sailor’s life,
    From coast to coast to roam;
    In every port he finds a wife,
    In every land a home.
    Isaac Bickerstaffe (c. 1735–1812)