port

Ⅰ.
port [1] NOUN 1) a town or city with a harbour. 2) a harbour.
any port in a storm — Cf. ↑any port in a storm
port of call — Cf. port of call
ORIGIN Latin portus 'harbour' .
Ⅱ.
port [2] (also port wine) NOUN a sweet dark red fortified wine from Portugal.
ORIGIN shortened form of Oporto, a port in Portugal from which the wine is shipped.
Ⅲ.
port [3] NOUN the side of a ship or aircraft that is on the left when one is facing forward. The opposite of STARBOARD(Cf. ↑starboard).
VERB turn (a ship or its helm) to port.
ORIGIN probably originally the side turned towards the port.
Ⅳ.
port [4] NOUN 1) an opening in the side of a ship for boarding or loading. 2) a porthole. 3) an opening for the passage of steam, liquid, or gas. 4) an opening in the body of an aircraft or in a wall or armoured vehicle through which a gun may be fired. 5) Electronics a socket in a computer network into which a device can be plugged.
ORIGIN Latin porta 'gate' .

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