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noun port pronunciation in British English /pɔː(r)t/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an area of water where ships stop, including the buildings around it. A harbour is the same thing but smaller and is intended for smaller boats

    At dusk they docked at the port of Monaco.

    in port:

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

    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 plane that is on your left when you are looking forwards. The part that is on your right is starboard.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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