Porte

Definitions

  • Base port stevedores
    Base port stevedores
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Porte the Ottoman court in Constantinople
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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THE PORT OF CALCUTTA THE PORT OF CALCUTTA
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"INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING TO PORT AND FOUR TO STARBOARD, ALL DOING THEIR PRETTIEST." "INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1957, the Shipping port Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.)
    • n Porte The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire, officially called the Sublime Porte, from the gate (port) of the sultan's palace at which justice was administered.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.
    • n Porte The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mayonnaise is said to be the invention of the French chef of the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. While the Duke was defeating the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs. When the chef realized that there was no cream in the kitchen, he improvised, substituting olive oil for the cream. A new culinary masterpiece was born, and the chef named it "Mahonnaise" in honor of the Duke's victory.
    • n Porte pōrt the Turkish government, so called from the 'High Gate,' or 'Sublime Porte,' the chief office of the Ottoman government.
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Quotations

  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “Any port in a storm.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “One can advise comfortably from a safe port.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.”
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe
    Isaac Bickerstaffe
    “How happy is the sailor's life, from coast to coast to roam; in every port he finds a wife, in every land a home.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “No wind favors him who has no destined port.”

Idioms

Any port in a storm - This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
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First port of call - The first place you stop to do something is your first port of call.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. porte, a gate, L. porta,. See Port a gate

Usage

In literature:

Numbers of vessels leave port, and are never again heard of.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
We sail at once for Callao and back to an American port of discharge.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The ports were too small for my body to pass through, although I did open one and was tempted to shriek for help.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Port refused to entertain her proposition.
"The Uncle Of An Angel" by Thomas A. Janvier
Now driving for port.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We advanced upon Port Hudson from the north.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
Soon after we left port it assumed a greatly-improved appearance.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The Swedish port from which the expedition is to start will probably be Gothenburg.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The steamer heeled well over to port under the heavy press of sail we were carrying.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
As this port was undefended, Phormio was compelled to return thither.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
The house where we stopped at Port Madison was very attractive.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
The harbors of Puget Sound, moreover, are materially nearer the great Asian ports than any other port of the United States.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The men he sent on to Port Hudson, while he stopped here.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The port-holes had heavy iron ports, which were closed while the guns were reloading.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
I never had the opportunity of viewing the ship from outside under way at sea; but she was delightful to look at in port.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Rapidly the port-lock that was their objective grew in size.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
Tientsin is the Treaty Port of the province.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Turn out, and see what the port watch can do for ye.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
The port is a port of ship repairing.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But, from the one port that caught the brighter light, came that straight ray to illumine the room.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
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In poetry:

The ship rocked long
Across the weary sea,
But at the last
There is a port for me.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
Now thou'rt safely anchored
In the port above,
Gladly do we offer thee
Symbols of our love.
"Mr. Edward Fordham" by Mary Weston Fordham
Row till you harbour in
All longing's port.
Row till you find all things
For which you sought.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
And if the zephyrs do play low,
Light, soft and smooth the deep sea o'er
They but waft the bark and its cargo
Into port.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Wilt thou possesse eternall ioyes,
And porte of blisse at length attayne?
Still prayse the Lord with heart and voyce,
From doyng yll thy steppes refrayne.
These things obserude, be sure at last,
In heauen with Christ, thou shalt be plast.
"To his friend" by Humfrey Gifford
Round and round the warders grave walk upon the walls for ever
And the wakeful dragons couch in the ports of ivory,
Nothing is can trouble it, hate of the gods nor man’s endeavour,
And it shall be a resting-place, dear heart, for you and me.
"World’s Desire" by C S Lewis

In news:

PORT ST LUCIE — Dennis McKenna, a 9/11 organizer who could face a state investigation into his charities, appeared in front of Port St Lucie City Council denying claims he misused donations.
Burial will be in Port Leydon Cemetery, Port Leydon, N.Y.
PORT ARTHUR — Changes are the name of the game in the world of girls basketball for Port Arthur Memorial, Nederland and Port Neches-Groves this season.
Port Gamble Theater, 4839 NE View Drive, Port Gamble.
The new 64-car ferry Salish will begin service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route at noon on Friday, July 1, following a community celebration in Port Townsend on June 30.
Detectives arrested Tara Marie Fashauer, 29, 2435 Linton Lane, Port Charlotte, July 23 for illegally obtaining Hydrocodone pills eight times at the Port Charlotte K-Mart Pharmacy.
The ports of Bremerton and Port Orchard are teaming up for a celebration of the high seas.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man Thursday for pumping out his septic tank into the storm drain in front of his home at 2139 Bermuda Street.
With critical discussions regarding the Port of Fort Pierce proceeding, the port's sole tenant announced it laid off 34 of its 45 workers.
Heads Ported GM aluminum oval-port (PN 12363390).
Swinger visits with Port Authority, MoDOT reps. Terry Swinger visited with Mandi Brink, SEMO Port, Jackie Prater, SEMO Port and Sherrie Turley, MoDOT.
Port of Port Angeles executive director Jeff Robb will get a 12 percent pay raise next year.
The Port of Vancouver in British Columbia already exports American coal, but political opposition has played a role in keeping coal out of United States ports so far.
The Port of Vancouver agreed Tuesday to continue a preliminary lease agreement with a global company in hopes of eventually reaching a final deal to build a potash export facility at the port's Terminal 5.
PORT ANGELES — A shopper at any of the participating 30 Port Angeles businesses could win a $3,000 shopping spree during the 2012 Holiday Extravaganza , which continues today.
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In science:

The signal photon enters the control port of a CNOT gate.
Conclusive Entangling Probe
The initial state of the probe is a photon in linear-polarization state |A2 i entering the target port of the CNOT gate.
Conclusive Entangling Probe
Thus, to formalize this structure, we assume, as it is often true in reality, that connections are attached to automata by means of ports. Ports are specific automaton elements through which information/data come into (output ports or outlets) and send outside the automaton (input ports or inlets).
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Ports can have inner structure, but in the first approximation, it is possible to consider them as elementary units. We also assume that each connection is directed, i.e., it has the beginning and end.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Like ports, nodes and edges can be of different types.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Then synaptic membranes are ports of this automaton: presynaptic membranes are outlets and postsynaptic membranes are inlets.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Through this link, the result obtained/produced by the first automaton A is transferred from the output port (open from the right edge) of A to the input port (open from the left edge) of B. In addition, A and B are connected by a control link.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Variables in a schema form in a general case not a set but a multiset (cf., for example, Knuth, 1997; 1998) because the same variable x may be assigned to different nodes, links or ports. In addition to variables, we need variable functions. A variable function takes values in variables.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Ports are used to provide necessary connections between nodes inside the schema and between the schema and other systems. In this case, we consider port schemas.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Thus, it is possible to exclude ports from the schema, obtaining a schema without ports or basic schemas.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
The node characteristics are: 1. The type and structure of the node, including structures of its ports.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
For any port schema P, we have G(P) = G(DP) where DP is the basic schema built from P.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
If a schema R does not have nodes without ports, then Pcompleteness of a subschema Q implies V-completeness of Q. Proposition 5.24.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
If a schema R does not have edges without ports, then Pcompleteness of a subschema Q implies E-completeness of Q. Proposition 5.25.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
This distribution allows us to consider RGGs with finite sup port where the distribution of the nodes is not uniform.
On the topological Properties of the One Dimensional Exponential Random Geometric Graph
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