Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A port at some distance from the seat of trade or from the chief customhouse: distinguished from close port. Simmonds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A harbor or port at some distance from the chief town or seat of trade.
- n. a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port (but usually farther from the center of trade)
“There are only 20 people left in that tiny outport, which is not accessible by road, so I guess this was inevitable.”
“The northern outports grew in importance ( "outport" is used for all fishing ports except St. John's).”
“Talk to Newfoundlanders in what is left of the outport communities if you think this can't happen.”
“The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life.”
“Rural Newfoundland is not sharing in the wealth, and hundreds of outport communities are still trying to recover from the closure of the cod fishery in 1992, in which a $700-million enterprise, plus 30,000 jobs, were wiped out overnight.”
“I definitely didn't visit "outport Nfld" - one needs a boat for that, and it's largely depopulated now, from what I gather - but all over Nfld, everyone is "love", "m'dear", "dearie".”
“Monolinguals only have to be minimally mobile geographically or socially to notice analogous differences: I bet you observed different social usages norms in outport Nfld, along with some of those characteristic vowels, consonants and verbal /-s/ forms you heard.”
“The 611 not only gives me the option of storing up to 25 hours of HD programming on its hard drive, but there's an output on the back that allows me to outport a downcoverted signal to our DVD recorder.”
“Charles F. Bailey, a former fisherman and boat skipper and representative of the outport Trinity South constituency was one of them.”
“My actions, however, were motivated by a passion to strengthen Newfoundlanders 'and Labradorians' place in Canada and a need to end the threat to the survival of our culture, a culture grounded in outport tradition and history that gives us a distinctive character.”
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A place for me to store my Newfoundland English, as I learn it. (Might take a while.)
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