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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Many of the people who cross the border are quickly deported.
▪ Several football supporters were deported from Italy during the World Cup.
▪ The man has been deported back to the Irish Republic where he will face terrorism charges.
▪ Chi Ma Wan inmates have been threatening violent resistance should moves be made to deport them.
▪ I learnt from Otto before I left that Ahmed had been taken into custody prior to being deported.
▪ Immigrants will be deported immediately if they have ever been convicted of any felony.
▪ People were arrested and deported to Siberia on the slightest suspicion of disloyalty to the czar.
▪ They will possibly be charged with violating federal immigration laws, Schweitzer said, and will be deported.
▪ Two foreign journalists who reported the protests were deported.
▪ Under this emergency measure dozens of opposition figures were arrested without charge, and many were subsequently beaten and deported.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Deport \De*port"\, n. Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment. [Obs.] ``Goddesslike deport.''


Deport \De*port"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deported; p. pr. & vb. n. Deporting.] [F. d['e]porter to transport for life, OF., to divert, amuse, from L. deportare to carry away; de- + portare to carry. See Port demeanor.]

  1. To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment; to expel (from a region or country).

    He told us he had been deported to Spain.

  2. To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

    Let an ambassador deport himself in the most graceful manner befor a prince.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "to behave," from Old French deporter "behave, deport (oneself)" (12c.), also with a wide range of meanings in Old French, such as "be patient; take one's (sexual) pleasure with; amuse, entertain; remain, delay, tarry; cheer, console, treat kindly; put aside, cast off, send away," from de- "from, off" (see de-) + porter "to carry," from Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Deported; deporting.


"banish," 1640s, from French déporter, from Latin deportare "carry off, transport, banish, exile," from de- in its sense of "off, away" (see de-) + portare "to carry" (but associated by folk etymology with portus "harbor"); see port (n.1). Related: Deported; deporting.


vb. 1 (context reflexive now rare English) To comport (oneself); to behave. 2 (context transitive English) To evict, especially from a country.

  1. v. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit, bear, conduct, comport, carry]

  2. hand over to the authorities of another country; "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there" [syn: extradite, deliver]

  3. expel from a country; "The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions" [syn: expatriate, exile] [ant: repatriate]

Deport, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 718
Housing Units (2000): 314
Land area (2000): 1.114728 sq. miles (2.887131 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.114728 sq. miles (2.887131 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20020
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.526642 N, 95.316725 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75435
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Deport, TX

Usage examples of "deport".

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When that happened, such people were quickly removed from society and if the psychological mind-altering drugs did not solve the problem, they were deported to the moon Australiana, where they, and others like them, were doomed to spend the rest of their lives in exile.

But they were quickly taken away from society, and if the psychological mind-altering drugs did not solve the problem, they were deported to the moon Australiana, where they, and others like them, were doomed to spend the rest of their lives in exile.

They called themselves that, but Homebodies and Climbers had to maintain a genteel courtesy toward the people they deported.

Here is another illustration: Before the 28th February, 1915, more than 10,000 persons, old men, women, and children, who had been deported from France to Germany, had been repatriated by way of Switzerland.

The State Department deported several Chilean nationals and delivered a warning to the ambassador.

Following that incident, the Department of State issued a sharply worded protest to the Chilean embassy and two members of the embassy staff were deported as personae non gratae in the United States.

More than that, I am told that the Comandante, the Padre, and Alcalde are actually arranging to deport some of the American women by this vessel, which has been hitherto sacred to the emissaries of the Church alone.

After the army had fled from the field of Cannae it was deported to Sicily, not to return till the enemy had evacuated Italy, and a similar decree was recently passed in the case of Fulvius' legions.

Mliss with her clearness of material perception and self-reliance, Clytie with her placid -152- self-esteem and saint-like correctness of deport ment.

We surmised that the man had been deported to serve as an antiAmerican spy.

But they saw through his game, and he was deported on the steamer and given the freedom of the world.

He was apprehended, tried and convicted of trespass, sentenced to pay a small fine, and again deported on the steamer with the warning that if he trespassed again, he would be fined one hundred dollars and be sent to prison in Honolulu.

He tried Hawaii, where, unable to prove him insane, the authorities deported him.

Behind it was the fine hand of the same conservative element that haled the Nature Man before the Insanity Commission in Los Angeles and that deported him from Hawaii.