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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been
           superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion
           with starboard, owing to similarity of sound.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
     porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.]
     1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
        a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
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              Him I accuse
              The city ports by this hath entered.  --Shak.
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              Form their ivory port the cherubim
              Forth issuing.                        --Milton.
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     2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
        through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
        the shutters which close such an opening.
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              Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
        as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
        interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
        a valve seat, or valve face.
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     Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle,
     Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
     Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
        portholes of a vessel.
     Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of
        the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
        the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., ? porto the
     port, L. portus. See Port harbor.]
     A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It
     contains a large percentage of alcohol.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm,
     v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.]
     1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a
        sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used
        also figuratively.
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              Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads.
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              We are in port if we have Thee.       --Keble.
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     2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are
        admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence
        they depart and where they finish their voyages.
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     Free port. See under Free.
     Port bar. (Naut,)
        (a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3.
        (b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.
     Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a
        ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.
     Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is established
        for the legal entry of merchandise.
     Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of
        bringing goods into port.
     Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob.
     akin to E. fare, v. See Port harbor, and cf. Comport,
     Export, Sport.]
     The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment;
     carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of
     living; as, a proud port. [archaic] --Spenser.
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           And of his port as meek as is a maid.    --Chaucer.
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           The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port
           in the world.                            --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Naut.)
     The larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern
     toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under
     Larboard. Also used adjectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, v. t. (Naut.)
     To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; --
     said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a
     command; as, port your helm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See Port
     1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]
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              They are easily ported by boat into other shires.
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     2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body,
        with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small
        of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing
        the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
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              Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton.
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     Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: located on the left side of a ship or aircraft [syn:
             port, larboard]
      n 1: 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, port wine]
      3: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing
         through [syn: port, embrasure, porthole]
      4: the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard
         and facing the bow or nose [syn: larboard, port] [ant:
      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, port]
      v 1: put or turn on the left side, of a ship; "port the helm"
      2: bring to port; "the captain ported the ship at night"
      3: land at or reach a port; "The ship finally ported"
      4: turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; "The big ship
         was slowly porting"
      5: carry, bear, convey, or bring; "The small canoe could be
         ported easily"
      6: carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body,
         especially of weapons; "port a rifle"
      7: drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
      8: modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  240 Moby Thesaurus words for "port":
     Gospel side, action, actions, activity, acts, address, aerodrome,
     affectation, air, air base, airdrome, airfield, airport, anchorage,
     anchorage ground, aport, asylum, avenue, basin, bay, bay window,
     bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm,
     behavioral science, berth, bird sanctuary, blowhole, bourn,
     bow window, breakwater, brow, bulkhead, cantorial side, carriage,
     casement, casement window, cast, cast of countenance, channel,
     chuck, chute, color, complexion, comportment, conduct, countenance,
     counterclockwise, cover, covert, culture pattern, custom, debouch,
     demeanor, deportment, destination, dock, dockage, dockyard, doing,
     doings, door, dry dock, egress, embankment, emunctory, escape,
     estuary, exhaust, exit, face, facial appearance, fan window,
     fanlight, favor, feature, features, field, floodgate, flume,
     folkway, forest preserve, game preserve, game sanctuary, garb,
     gestures, goal, goings-on, grille, groin, guise, harbor,
     harbor of refuge, harborage, haven, heliport, island, jetty, jutty,
     lancet window, landing, landing field, landing place,
     landing stage, lantern, larboard, last stop, lattice, left,
     left hand, left wing, left-hand, left-hand side, left-wing,
     left-winger, left-wingish, leftward, leftwardly, leftwards,
     levorotatory, liberal, light, lineaments, lines, looks, loophole,
     louver window, maintien, manner, manners, marina, method,
     methodology, methods, mien, modus vivendi, mole, mooring, moorings,
     motions, movements, moves, near, near side, nigh,
     observable behavior, on the left, opening, oriel, out, outcome,
     outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, pane, pattern, physiognomy,
     picture window, pier, poise, pore, port tack, porthole, portside,
     pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, preserve, procedure,
     proceeding, protected anchorage, quay, radical, refuge, retreat,
     riding, road, roads, roadstead, rose window, safe haven, safehold,
     sally port, sanctuary, seaport, seawall, set, shipyard, sinister,
     sinistrad, sinistral, sinistrally, sinistrocerebral, sinistrocular,
     sinistrogyrate, sinistrorse, skylight, slip, sluice, snug harbor,
     social science, spiracle, spout, stance, stop, stopping place,
     stronghold, style, tactics, tap, terminal, terminal point,
     terminus, to the left, tone, traits, transom, turn, vent, ventage,
     venthole, verso, visage, vomitory, way, way of life, way out, ways,
     weir, wharf, wicket, window, window bay, window glass, windowpane,
     wrong side

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  port number
     1.  A logical channel or channel endpoint in a
     communications system.  The Transmission Control Protocol
     and User Datagram Protocol transport layer protocols used
     on Ethernet use port numbers to distinguish between
     (demultiplex) different logical channels on the same network
     interface on a computer.
     Each application program has a unique port number associated
     with it, defined in /etc/services or the Network Information
     Service "services" database.  Some protocols, e.g. telnet
     and HTTP (which is actually a special form of telnet) have
     default ports specified as above but can use other ports as
     Some port numbers are defined in RFC 3232 (which replaces
     RFC 1700).  Ports are now divided into: "Well Known" or
     "Privileged", and "Ephemeral" or "Unprivileged" (comprising
     "Registered", "Dynamic", "Private").
     2.  To translate or modify
     software to run on a different platform, or the results of
     doing so.  The portability of the software determines how
     easy it is to port.
     3.  An imperative language descended from Zed
     from Waterloo Microsystems (now Hayes Canada) ca. 1979.
     ["Port Language" document in the Waterloo Port Development

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and 
  which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which 
  are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 
  1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within 
  land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a 
  place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be 
  locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 
  59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes 
  something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and 
  discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or 
  borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and 
  merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for 
  victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the 
  civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. 
  Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 
  56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 
  7; Id. 39, 4, 15. 

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