Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of southern England on the English Channel opposite the Isle of Wight. Chartered in 1194, it is a major naval base. Population: 187,000.
  • A city of southeast Virginia opposite Norfolk. It has been a major naval base since pre-Revolutionary times. Population: 101,000.

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  • proper n. A city in southern England

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  • n. a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
  • n. a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
  • n. a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards

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Examples

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  • PORTSMOUTH - Police in Portsmouth are investigating the city's first homicide of the year after a fatal shooting over the weekend.

    The Shad Plank

  • PORTSMOUTH - A Portsmouth teen will be in district court this morning to receive his sentence after pleading guilty to the gruesome murder of a former classmate in a 2008 homicide that drew enormous media attention.

    The Shad Plank

  • PORTSMOUTH Police in Portsmouth are investigating a homicide in which a man left a note directing police to his estranged wife's body and later turned himself in to police in

    The Shad Plank

  • PORTSMOUTH - A carbon monoxide leak forced the evacuation of a Portsmouth, N.H., hotel, and sent 11 people to a hospital.

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  • PORTSMOUTH A man has been arrested and charged with making and setting off a bottle bomb in a Portsmouth home yesterday.

    The Shad Plank

  • PORTSMOUTH A student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth is being interviewed by police after allegedly firing three shots from a handgun at the school today.

    The Shad Plank

  • PORTSMOUTH, England - In danger of going out of business, Portsmouth has asked the Premier League if it can sell players outside of the transfer window to raise cash and pay its debts.

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  • PORTSMOUTH -- A man sitting in a work vehicle was carjacked by several people in Portsmouth.

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  • PORTSMOUTH - A marine biology team has euthanized a 2,000-pound whale that was stranded off of a Portsmouth beach over the weekend.

    The Shad Plank

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