from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The government of the Ottoman Empire.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire, officially called the
Sublime Porte, from the gate ( port) of the sultan's palace at which justice was administered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the Ottoman court in Constantinople
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
We came back to Freddie Mac in Porte de la Chapelle (not Baghdad). —
All three of them were not in Porte Rico for 15 days for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they were on a mission ......
It consisted, as I have mentioned, in the combined pushing and pulling of a curiously primitive two-wheeled cart over a distance of perhaps three hundred yards to a kind of hydrant situated in a species of square upon which the mediaeval structure known as Porte (or Camp) de Triage faced stupidly and threateningly.
Lady mother, said Fleur-de-Lys gently, that gate is now called Porte dEnfer.
At forty or fifty yards from that imposing arch which is called the Porte d'Aval and which shoots out from the top of the cliff, like the colossal branch of a tree, to take root in the submerged rocks, stands an immense limestone cone; and this cone is no more than the shell of a pointed cap poised upon the empty waters!
The good relations long subsisting between Emperor William and the Porte were a guarantee to the
Mouffetard, and descend by the Rue Descartes, where at No. 50 is an inscription marking the site of the Porte St. Marcel called Porte
On arriving upon the heights of the Grand Boucan, in the place called the Porte-Saint-Jacques, I perceived a fire in the town on the Cape.
The Eastern affairs will be put on an intelligible footing only when, after these differences with Mehemet Ali, something is done for the poor Porte, which is now so much out of repair.
I had some family in La Porte, which is near there, but they moved back to PA just last year.