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|Origin:||port 'ship's porthole' (13-21 centuries), from Old French porte 'gate, door', from Latin porta|
|Origin:||Oporto, city in Portugal.|
|Origin:||port side, from PORT1; because it was the side from which ships were unloaded.|
a place where ships can be loaded and unloaded
where ships stop[uncountable and countable]TTW
be in port
We'll have two days ashore while the ship is in port.
come into port/leave port
The ferry was about to leave port.
a town or city with a harbour or docks where ships can be loaded or unloaded:
Britain's largest port
a part of a computer where you can connect another piece of equipment, such as a printer
strong sweet Portuguese wine that is usually drunk after a meal:
a glass of port
the left side of a ship or aircraft when you are looking towards the front [≠ starboard]:
side of ship[uncountable]TTW
on the port side
The plane tilted to port.
used to say that you should take whatever help you can when you are in trouble, even if it has some disadvantages