Definitions for portiaˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Por•tiaˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-(n.)

  1. the heroine of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, disguises herself as a lawyer.

    Category: Literature

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  1. Portia(ProperNoun)

    derived from the Roman surname Porcius (pig).

  2. Portia(ProperNoun)

    The seventh satellite of the planet Uranus.

Freebase

  1. Portia

    Portia is a genus of jumping spider which feeds on other spiders. They are remarkable for their intelligent hunting behaviour which suggests they are capable of learning and problem solving, traits normally attributed to much larger animals.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Portia

    the rich heiress in the "Merchant of Venice," whose destiny in marriage depended, as ordained by her father, on the discretion of the wooer to choose the one of the three caskets that contained her portrait.

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