port

port
noun
1 WHERE SHIPS STOP (C, U) a place where ships can load and unload people or things; harbour 1: come into port/leave port: The ferry was just about to leave port. | in port: We're going to have two days ashore while the ship is in port..
2 TOWN (C) a town or city with a harbour or docks: Britain's largest port | the Israeli port of Haifa
3 WINE (C, U) strong sweet Portuguese wine, usually drunk after a meal: port and Stilton
4 LEFT OF SHIP (U) the left side of a ship or aircraft when you are looking towards the front: on the port side | to port: After the collision, the ship began leaning over to port.
—opposite starboard
5 COMPUTER (C) technical a part of a computer where you can connect another piece of equipment such as a printer
6 any port in a storm usually spoken an expression meaning that you should take whatever help you can when you are in trouble, even if it has some disadvantages
—see also: free port, port of entry

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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