PronunciationEdit

  • IPA (key): /poʊrt/ or /pɔːrt/ or /pɔːt/, SAMPA: /poUr\t/ or /pO:r\t/ or /pO:t/
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NounEdit

Singular
port

Plural
ports

  1. (countable) A port is a place for ships to stop to trade or refuel.
    The port was bombed by the Japanese during World War II.
  2. (countable) (computing) A port is a socket in a computer where a device can be plugged in.

VerbEdit

Plain form
port

Third-person singular
ports

Past tense
ported

Past participle
ported

Present participle
porting

  1. If a ship ports, it turns to a port.
  2. (computing) If you port a software, you transfer it from one system to another.
  3. (military) If you port your weapon, you carry it diagonally across the body with the barrel near the left shoulder.