port [-s] n

OE < L. port-us, haven, harbor.

  1. Harbor; cove; bay; landing; pier; wharf; sheltered inlet; docking place; [fig.] haven; sanctuary; safe place; refuge from the storm.
  2. Seaside city; major center of shipping and commerce.
  3. Unloading place; [fig.] friend; lover; supportive person who listens and comforts. (506/349)
  4. [Fig.] death; decease; final resting place; occasion of leaving mortality.