Porraceous to Portion
(Por*ra"ceous) a. [L. porraceus, from porrum, porrus, a leek.] Resembling the leek in
color; greenish. [R.] "Porraceous vomiting." Wiseman.
(Por*rect") a. [L. porrectus, p. p. of porrigere to stretch out before one's self, to but forth.]
Extended horizontally; stretched out.
(Por*rec"tion) n. [L. porrectio: cf. F. porrection.] The act of stretching forth.
(Por"ret) n. [F. porrette, fr. L. porrum, porrus, leek. See Porraceous.] A scallion; a leek or
small onion. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Por"ridge) n. [Probably corrupted fr. pottage; perh. influenced by OE. porree a kind of pottage,
OF. porrée, fr. L. porrum, porrus, leek. See Pottage, and cf. Porringer.] A food made by boiling
some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin
pudding; as, barley porridge, milk porridge, bean porridge, etc.
(Por"rin*ger) n. [OE. pottanger, for pottager; cf. F. potager a soup basin. See Porridge.]
A porridge dish; esp., a bowl or cup from which children eat or are fed; as, a silver porringer. Wordsworth.
(Port) n. [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., porto the port, L. portus. See Port harbor.] A dark
red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.
(Port), n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm, v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.]
1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven.
Used also figuratively.
Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads.Shak.
We are in port if we have Thee.Keble.
2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes,
from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages.
Free port. See under Free. Port bar. (Naut,) (a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3. (b) A
bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port. Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to
which a ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor. Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is
established for the legal entry of merchandise. Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of
bringing goods into port. Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor master.
(Port) n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS. porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and
1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
Him I accuseShak.
The city ports by this hath entered.
Form their ivory port the cherubimMilton.
2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a
porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening.
Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.Sir W. Raleigh.
3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as
from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face.