"ports" in the noun sense
a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
2. port, port wine
sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
3. port, embrasure, porthole
an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
4. larboard, port
the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
5. interface, port
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)
"ports" in the verb sense
put or turn on the left side, of a ship
"port the helm"
bring to port
"the captain ported the ship at night"
land at or reach a port
"The ship finally ported"
turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
"The big ship was slowly porting"
carry, bear, convey, or bring
"The small canoe could be ported easily"
carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
"port a rifle"
"We were porting all in the club after dinner"
modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License