from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To expel from a country.
  • transitive verb To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Deportment; mien.
  • To transport or carry off; carry away, or from one country to another; specifically, to transport forcibly, as to a penal colony or a place of exile.
  • To carry; demean; behave: with a reflexive pronoun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment.
  • transitive verb To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment; to expel (from a region or country).
  • transitive verb To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb reflexive To comport (oneself); to behave.
  • verb transitive To evict, especially from a country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb expel from a country
  • verb hand over to the authorities of another country
  • verb behave in a certain manner


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

[French déporter, to banish, from Latin dēportāre, to carry away : dē-, de- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French deporter, to behave, from Latin dēportāre.]

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From Latin deportō, from de- + portō.


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