Definitions

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

  • noun A harbor or town having facilities for seagoing ships.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A port or harbor on the sea.
  • noun A city or town situated on a harbor, on or near the sea.

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

  • noun A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively.

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  • noun A town or harbour with facilities for seagoing ships to dock and take on or discharge cargo.

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

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Etymologies

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See sea and port

Examples

  • Because of these efforts, the Haiti's main seaport is even poised to reopen in a couple of days.

    Blog for Democracy: January 2010 Archives

  • Haiti's main seaport is severely damaged, and its largest airport is too small to accommodate the onslaught of international aid shipments heading into the country.

    Retired general: U.S. aid effort too slow

  • Because of these efforts, the Haiti's main seaport is even poised to reopen in a couple of days.

    It's Time to Reevaluate Our Haiti Policy (Blog for Democracy)

  • It was an important seaport for the Mayans when the Spanish arrived, but now the seaport is a beautiful sandy cove under the shadow of the castillo (Mayan castle), where tourists swim and sun.

    Touring Mexico's Yucatan ruins

  • It was an important seaport for the Mayans when the Spanish arrived, but now the seaport is a beautiful sandy cove under the shadow of the castillo (Mayan castle), where tourists swim and sun.

    Touring Mexico's Yucatan ruins

  • It was an important seaport for the Mayans when the Spanish arrived, but now the seaport is a beautiful sandy cove under the shadow of the castillo (Mayan castle), where tourists swim and sun.

    Touring Mexico's Yucatan ruins

  • We are at an expats house and he brought back Cheese from Doula, the biggest city and main seaport for Cameroon.

    Baby farts « Cameroon

  • The point of the PI story is very well-taken: some people benefit greatly from the Port, while a lot of people don't have much to show for their $100 or so "investment" each year in seaport operations, including subsidizing cruise passengers, cargo imports, and other maritime customers.

    Sound Politics: Pork of Seattle

  • He probably went first to Caesarea, the main seaport, and thence by sea to Tarsus of

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, Lou, a senior defense official tells CNN that that consideration of using helicopters to rescue Americans would happen only if the Americans could not move over land to the seaport, which is the preferred option to get all the Americans out of Lebanon.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2006

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