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first port of call
▪ My first port of call will be the post office.
free port
port of call
▪ My first port of call will be the post office.
port of entry
▪ Los Angeles is set to take over from New York as the busiest port in the world.
▪ Hong Kong shot past Rotterdam in 1987 to become the world's busiest container port.
▪ It was obvious however that Bristol's days as a commercial port were numbered.
▪ However, the planning permission here was to operate a commercial port in a precisely delineated area.
▪ The action follows a blockade on Monday by more than 60 ships at Teesport, Britain's second largest commercial port.
▪ The dock company could not operate a commercial port at the dockyard without disturbing nearby residents.
▪ Stephen's grant also included the harbour of Gruz, which is now the commercial port for Dubrovnik.
▪ How many fishing ports are there?
▪ Leith developed as both a trading and fishing port.
▪ Others like San Benedetto del Tronto are busy fishing ports.
▪ Shopping is at Vassiliki, a small, colourful fishing port at the other end of the beach.
▪ Relatives of residents are Ardview House in Ardglass, are to stage a seven mile walk from Downpatrick to the fishing port.
Fishing boat, Lofoten My first sight of a Lofoten fishing port was on a small island off Svolvær.
▪ Today it is an important administrative centre and fishing port.
▪ Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a working town as well as a holiday place, for centuries past and still today a very active fishing port.
▪ The Kansas attorney-general has sued the federal government, arguing that the law bars free access to ports.
▪ Both prospered in the colonial period as free ports.
▪ The base has been made a free port and special economic zone.
▪ Thus it was a great port with a very long-established seafaring tradition.
▪ Fourth, the Port of London would continue to be one of the world's great ports.
▪ Prince Finubar watched his home city become the largest trading port in the world and was happy.
▪ The action follows a blockade on Monday by more than 60 ships at Teesport, Britain's second largest commercial port.
▪ The end of this breakwater only becomes clear when fairly close, but otherwise the approaches to the main port are simple.
▪ But that apparently is enough money only to extend the fence a short way east of the main port of entry.
▪ The country's main port, Chittagong, was crippled and the entire salt producing industry around Cox's Bazar destroyed.
▪ Haiphong, the main northern port, was paralyzed.
▪ Throughout the war, Liverpool was Britain's main convoy port, maintaining a lifeline which was crucial to Allied victory.
▪ In order to save transport costs they seek to have factories in positions near to the major ports of Britain.
▪ Ephesus was, in its heyday, a major port, a trading and manufacturing center of 250, 000.
▪ It grew rapidly and by 1913 had even outstripped Cardiff to become the major coal-exporting port in the world.
▪ By July i the Confederates were left with only one major river port: Vicksburg, Mississippi.
▪ Sukemi applied for a transfer back to Java and was sent to Surabaya, a major port.
▪ At that time, Rommel was in retreat and the Eighth Army expected to enter the major port of Benghazi any day.
▪ The canals whose routes connected up to the major ports carried Britain's exports to the coast and brought imported raw materials inland.
▪ This includes the serial and parallel ports, the hard drive, the screen and finally, the whole machine.
▪ The only interfaces that are almost universally supplied as standard are the parallel port and the serial port.
▪ This includes the serial and parallel ports, the hard drive, the screen and finally, the whole machine.
▪ They will also have a serial data port that can be hooked up to a printer.
▪ Output from and input to the serial port can be controlled either by software or hardware.
▪ If your computer has a spare serial port, I generally recommend an external unit for two reasons.
▪ A modem can be fitted to your computer internally or attached externally via a serial port.
▪ For each port, a decision must be made whether modem control on the serial ports is required.
▪ The back panel has two serial ports, a printer port, a games port and video socket - all clearly labelled.
▪ A second serial port and a games port socket is supplied on a separate bracket.
▪ The impact fell heavily on a small number of ports.
▪ A small bass port below the midrange / bass unit simply is not enough to reach the lower depths.
▪ Most towns are small ports, with only about 5000-10 000 people each.
▪ The small port of Lorain, Ohio, handled nearly five times as much.
▪ The small port supports a picturesque fishing fleet.
▪ One night she had boarded a small fishing vessel moored at a small port near Yalta.
▪ No, we were to look at the houses round the small port, and at their inhabitants.
▪ Devon and Cornwall's canals connected agricultural areas with the goods they needed which came in through the many small ports.
▪ Shipping lines have been avoiding the southern ports in fear of having their vessels blockaded.
▪ Lincoln, in turn, ordered a blockade of Southern ports.
▪ Of southern and western ports, Weymouth was ranked tenth in 1765 and ninth in 1770 but was not ranked in 1775.
▪ By 1969 the port authority had reduced this to 700 hectares.
▪ At the earliest convenience, one should register with the port authority office, located in the low building beside the marina.
▪ The port authority says it has no immediate plans for developing more of Seal Sands.
▪ No report was obtained by the ports authority.
▪ It is extremely unlikely that it would have done so because everyone at the ports authority had always envisaged a 24-hour operation.
▪ I am satisfied that this reference did not emanate from anyone representing the ports authority or the dock company.
▪ We certainly appreciate it at the channel ports.
▪ A large percentage of Marseilles fresh fish supplies is brought from the North Sea and Channel ports.
▪ Hong Kong shot past Rotterdam in 1987 to become the world's busiest container port.
▪ Increasing demand for container port services in Hong Kong is adding some urgency to the need for expansion.
▪ It had an active business operation side and Seaforth - the container port - was still being built.
▪ That, in turn, has required container ports to become deeper and deeper.
▪ He suggested to Auchinleck that he raid Bouerat and destroy any shipping and port facilities.
▪ We have also been in negotiation to privately finance a port facility in joint venture with Central Government and the Local Authority.
▪ At its home port, it was found to be carrying a large consignment of drugs.
▪ Bustling New Bedford, home port to hundreds of ships, was the whaling capital of the world.
▪ The two ships then started back for their home port.
▪ On return to its home port in Tripoli, the ship is given a huge welcome.
▪ There is a keen battle between these two to be first into their home port of Auckland.
▪ And back to home port time and again when other U-boats weren't so lucky.
▪ Britannia left her home port of Portsmouth only six times last year cruising for just 31 days.
▪ The movement of finished goods to the sea ports and to London was important.
▪ Two of the torpedoes struck below the waterline on the port side near the aviation fuel tanks.
▪ From the port side depths of seven fathoms were sounded, but only twelve from the starboard side.
▪ It was obvious that the ship was running alongside a sand bank with a shoal water on the port side.
▪ Suddenly he swung up close to my port side, waggling his wings frantically and pointing downwards.
▪ I then broke away because I saw two fighters above on the port side.
▪ On the port side of the lobby is the forward head and shower compartment.
▪ A door on the port side of the same bulkhead led to a combined radio-room and chart-room.
▪ A wall of dark water, approaching our port side at an incredible speed.
▪ The Casa do Turista also has a section with old madeiras and port wines.
▪ As well as treatment of port wine stains, other lasers can be used to remove tattoos or in surgery.
▪ Mathematical modelling can determine theoretically ideal laser variables for treating port wine stains.
▪ The pulsed dye laser is used to remove port wine stains which affect three in every 1,000 people.
▪ He was holding his glass of port wine and swallowing hard.
▪ He had large dark eyes, like pears set in port wine aspic, deep pools in a thin, delicate face.
▪ Jugged beer in stout and port wine sauce specialities of the house.
▪ In order to aid the assembly of the modular station, Mir is equipped with six docking ports.
▪ Salyut 6 had docking ports so that the crew could be rotated and re-supplied b automatic vehicles.
▪ The judge demanded to know why Stavridis tried to enter the port without a local pilot on board.
▪ The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory.
▪ At that time, Rommel was in retreat and the Eighth Army expected to enter the major port of Benghazi any day.
▪ Hutchison, controlled by the billionaire Li Ka Shing, has interests that include property, ports and media.
▪ For once, the optical illusion experienced by sailors leaving port seemed apt.
▪ Actually, leaving port had brought a new rush of energy.
▪ As he was leaving the port.
▪ That afternoon we saw that two of the fishing boats were preparing to leave port.
▪ Britannia left her home port of Portsmouth only six times last year cruising for just 31 days.
▪ Cooley, the consignee of two vessels leaving that port, refused to pay the fee.
Port Angeles, Washington
▪ the shipping port of New Bedford
▪ A unique oval aft cockpit is dry and protected when sailing and is an excellent area for dining in port.
▪ Housing is a natural first port of call.
▪ In 1989, the port held a hearing to consider whether to raze the Del Mar.
▪ That, in turn, has required container ports to become deeper and deeper.
▪ The Open Look port, however, took a year to complete.
▪ The small port of Lorain, Ohio, handled nearly five times as much.
▪ There was a further emigration attempt from the port of Durrës on Nov. 5.
▪ Bike patrol agents are responsible for patrolling downtown San Luis, as well as the U. S. port of entry.
▪ Asterix has been ported to UnixWare, and will also announce full support for Hewlett-Packard's OpenMail at UniForum.
▪ But it needs some encouragement to port to Unix and substitute it for the server, rather than OS/2.
▪ Solaris 1.1 and 2.1 will be ported to be embedded architecture along with real-time operating systems.
▪ With the M16, that gas was ported straight into the bolt.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Larboard \Lar"board`\, n. [Lar- is of uncertain origin, possibly the same as lower, i. e., humbler in rank, because the starboard side is considered by mariners as higher in rank; cf. D. laag low, akin to E. low. See Board, n., 8.] (Naut.) The left-hand side of a ship to one on board facing toward the bow; port; -- opposed to starboard.

Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion with starboard, owing to similarity of sound.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"harbor," Old English port "harbor, haven," reinforced by Old French port "harbor, port; mountain pass;" Old English and Old French words both from Latin portus "port, harbor," originally "entrance, passage," figuratively "place of refuge, assylum," from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage," from root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over" (cognates: Sanskrit parayati "carries over;" Greek poros "journey, passage, way," peirein "to pierce, run through;" Latin porta "gate, door," portare "passage," peritus "experienced;" Avestan peretush "passage, ford, bridge;" Armenian hordan "go forward;" Welsh rhyd "ford;" Old Church Slavonic pariti "to fly;" Old English faran "to go, journey," Old Norse fjörðr "inlet, estuary").\n

\nMeaning "left side of a ship" (looking forward from the stern) is attested from 1540s, from notion of "the side facing the harbor" (when a ship is docked). It replaced larboard in common usage to avoid confusion with starboard; officially so by Admiralty order of 1844 and U.S. Navy Department notice of 1846. Figurative sense "place of refuge" is attested from early 15c.; phrase any port in a storm first recorded 1749. A port of call (1810) is one paid a scheduled visit by a ship.


"gateway," Old English port "portal, door, gate, entrance," from Old French porte "gate, entrance," from Latin porta "city gate, gate; door, entrance," from PIE root *per- (see port (n.1)). Specific meaning "porthole, opening in the side of a ship" is attested from c.1300.


"bearing, mien," c.1300, from Old French port, from porter "to carry," from Latin portare (see port (n.1)).


type of sweet dark-red wine, 1690s, shortened from Oporto, city in northwest Portugal from which the wine originally was shipped to England; from O Porto "the port;" (see port (n.1)).


"to carry," from Middle French porter, from Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Ported; porting.


Etymology 1

  1. (context nautical English) Of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel. n. A place on the coast at which ships can shelter, or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers. v

  2. (context nautical transitive chiefly imperative English) To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; said of the helm. Etymology 2

    n. 1 (context now Scotland historical English) An entryway or gate. 2 An opening or doorway in the side of a ship, especially for boarding or loading; an embrasure through which a cannon may be discharged; a porthole. 3 (context curling bowls English) A space between two stones wide enough for a delivered stone or bowl to pass through. 4 An opening where a connection (such as a pipe) is made. 5 (context computing English) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred. (pedialite: Computer port (hardware)) 6 (context computing English) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted. Etymology 3

    n. 1 Something used to carry a thing, especially a frame for wicks in candle-making. 2 (context archaic English) The manner in which a person carries himself; bearing; deportment; carriage. See also (term portance English). 3 (context military English) The position of a weapon when ported; a rifle position executed by throwing the weapon diagonally across the front of the body, with the right hand grasping the small of the stock and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder. 4 (context computing English) A program that has been adapted, modify, or recoded so that it works on a different platform from the one for which it was created; the act of this adapting. 5 (context computing BSD English) A set of files used to build and install a binary executable file from the source code of an application. vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To carry, bear, or transport. See (term porter English). 2 (context military English) To hold or carry (a weapon) with both hands so that it lays diagonally across the front of the body, with the barrel or similar part near the left shoulder and the right hand grasping the small of the stock; or, to throw (the weapon) into this position on command. 3 (context computing video games English) To adapt, modify, or create a new version of, a program so that it works on a different platform. (pedialite Porting Porting (computing)) 4 (context telephony English) To carry or transfer an existing telephone number from one telephone service provider to another. Etymology 4

    n. A type of very sweet fortified wine, mostly dark red, traditionally made in Portugal. Etymology 5

    n. (context Australia Queensland northern New South Wales and elsewhere colloquial English) A suitcase, particularly a schoolbag.


adj. located on the left side of a ship or aircraft [syn: larboard]

  1. n. a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

  2. sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal [syn: port wine]

  3. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through [syn: embrasure, porthole]

  4. the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose [syn: larboard] [ant: starboard]

  5. (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals) [syn: interface]

  1. v. transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports

  2. put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"

  3. bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"

  4. land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"

  5. turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship was slowly porting"

  6. carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be ported easily"

  7. carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; "port a rifle"

  8. drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"


A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.

Port (disambiguation)

A port is a facility for receiving ships and transferring cargo.

Port or ports may also refer to:

Port (computer networking)

In the internet protocol suite, a port is an endpoint of communication in an operating system. While the term is also used for hardware devices, in software it is a logical construct that identifies a specific process or a type of network service.

A port is always associated with an IP address of a host and the protocol type of the communication, and thus completes the destination or origination address of a communication session. A port is identified for each address and protocol by a 16-bit number, commonly known as the port number.

Specific port numbers are often used to identify specific services. Of the thousands of enumerated ports, 1024 well-known port numbers are reserved by convention to identify specific service types on a host. In the client–server model of application architecture, the ports that network clients connect to for service initiation provide a multiplexing service. After initial communication binds to the well-known port number, this port is freed by switching each instance of service requests to a dedicated, connection-specific port number, so that additional clients can be serviced. The protocols that primarily use ports are the transport layer protocols, such as the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the User Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Ports were unnecessary on direct point-to-point links when the computers at each end could only run one program at a time. Ports became necessary after computers became capable of executing more than one program at a time and were connected to modern packet-switched networks.

Port (medical)

In medicine, a port is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein. Under the skin, the port has a septum through which drugs can be injected and blood samples can be drawn many times, usually with less discomfort for the patient than a more typical "needle stick".

Ports are used mostly to treat hematology and oncology patients. Ports were previously adapted for use in hemodialysis patients, but were found to be associated with increased rate of infections and are no longer available in the US.

The port is usually inserted in the upper chest (known as a "chest port"), just below the clavicle or collar bone, leaving the patient's hands free.

Port (surname)

Port is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Annabel Port (born 1975), English radio personality
  • Bernard Port, English footballer
  • Chal Port (1931–2011), American college baseball coach
  • Chris Port (born 1967), American football player
  • Jaan Port (1891–1950), Estonian biologist
  • Mart Port (1922–2012), Estonian architect
  • Mike Port (born 1945), American baseball executive
  • Whitney Port (born 1985), American television personality
Port (circuit theory)

In electrical circuit theory, a port is a pair of terminals connecting an electrical network or circuit to an external circuit, a point of entry or exit for electrical energy. A port consists of two nodes ( terminals) connected to an outside circuit, that meets the port condition; the currents flowing into the two nodes must be equal and opposite.

The use of ports helps to reduce the complexity of circuit analysis. Many common electronic devices and circuit blocks, such as transistors, transformers, electronic filters, and amplifiers, are analyzed in terms of ports. In multiport network analysis, the circuit is regarded as a " black box" connected to the outside world through its ports. The ports are points where input signals are applied or output signals taken. Its behavior is completely specified by a matrix of parameters relating the voltage and current at its ports, so the internal makeup or design of the circuit need not be considered, or even known, in determining the circuit's response to applied signals.

The concept of ports can be extended to waveguides, but the definition in terms of current is not appropriate and the possible existence of multiple waveguide modes must be accounted for.

Usage examples of "port".

As a vessel with no regular ports of call, with only very limited passenger accommodation and capacious cargo holds that were seldom far from full, the s.

When Archer turned, Tucker was watching the vent port with an accusatory glower.

Valery, profondement afflige, sortit a son tour de ce port salutaire devenu un pernicieux ecueil, et il resolut de vivre dans la solitude, loin des mechants.

It is proposed to instruct the coast-guard by means of ship platform batteries of one gun each, constructed exactly similar to the ports of a man-of-war, placed in a position in each district convenient for the drill of fifty men, and in a situation in which it may be rendered available for defence, as well as affording a range to sea for practice.

Each centre was being equipped as a space port and education unit, in which terrestrials would learn to understand the antiphonal complexities of Galingua and to behave as citizens of a well-populated galaxy.

Instead of enjoying a gentlemanly glass of port and normal conversation, the antiquarian had become enamored with an inkpot.

Beaufort, Port Royal, and New Orleans shall so far cease and determine, from and after the first day of June next, that commercial intercourse with those Ports, except as to persons, things, and information contraband of war, may from that time be carried on, subject to the laws of the United States, and to the limitations and in pursuance of the regulations which are prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury in his order of this date, which is appended to this proclamation.

Alexandria shall so far cease and determine, from and after this date, that commercial intercourse with said port, except as to persons, things, and information contraband of war, may from this date be carried on, subject to the laws of the United States, and to the limitations and in pursuance of the regulations which are prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury in his order which is appended to my proclamation of the 12th of May, 1862.

The deck was on the uppermost level extending the full beam of the ship, the bulkheads to port and starboard angling with the curve of the hull.

A ship would land him at Mossamedes, a little port to the south of Angola, ordinarily frequented by slave-ships, and well-known by Negoro.

Iris noted the approving inspection of the Vuitton luggage while she tipped the porter.

The woman was holding an old-fashioned astrolabe, the tool port astrologers had used to calculate relative planetary positions and the intersecting harmonic envelopes.

The Saudis mobilized their armed forces, began training volunteers, broke off diplomatic relations with Britain and France, banned the refueling of their ships in Saudi ports, and embargoed oil shipments to both countries.

This queer little barkentine, of light tonnage but wonderful sailing qualities, is remembered in every port between Sitka and Callao.

March, and though the sun was shining brightly outside, and the old porter wore his linen jacket, as if it were already spring, there was a cold draught down the staircase, and the Baroness instinctively made haste up the steps, and was glad when she reached the big swinging door covered with red baize and studded with smart brass nails, which gave access to the grand apartment.