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noun     port pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an area of water where ships stop, including the buildings around it. A harbor is the same thing but smaller and is intended for smaller boats
    in port:

    We’ll have to spend 10 days in port for repairs.

    At dusk they docked at the port of Monaco.

    1. a.
      a city where there is a port

      New York is the busiest port on the East Coast.

  2. 2
    [countable] computing a part of a computer that you fit a cable into so that you can connect another piece of equipment to it

    the printer port

  3. 3
    [uncountable] a strong sweet wine that people sometimes drink at the end of a meal
  4. 4
    [uncountable] the side of a ship or airplane that is on your left when you are looking forward. The part that is on your right is starboard.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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