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ˈpɔr tl, ˈpoʊr-por·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portal(noun)

    a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)

    "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"

  2. portal site, portal(noun)

    a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet

    "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc."

  3. portal vein, hepatic portal vein, portal, vena portae(noun)

    a short vein that carries blood into the liver

Wiktionary

  1. portal(Noun)

    A grandiose and often lavish entrance.

    Etymology: From portale, from porta

  2. portal(Noun)

    An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.

    The local library, a portal of knowledge.

    Etymology: From portale, from porta

  3. portal(Noun)

    A website that acts as an entrance to other websites on the Internet.

    The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.

    Etymology: From portale, from porta

  4. portal(Noun)

    A short vein that carries blood into the liver.

    Etymology: From portale, from porta

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portal(noun)

    a door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  2. Portal(noun)

    the lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  3. Portal(noun)

    formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of the apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  4. Portal(noun)

    by analogy with the French portail, used by recent writers for the whole architectural composition which surrounds and includes the doorways and porches of a church

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  5. Portal(noun)

    the space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  6. Portal(noun)

    a prayer book or breviary; a portass

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

  7. Portal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery

    Etymology: [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See Port a gate.]

Freebase

  1. Portal

    Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in a bundle package called The Orange Box for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on October 9, 2007 and for the PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2007. The Windows version of the game is available for download separately through Valve's content delivery system Steam and was released as a standalone retail product on April 9, 2008. A standalone version called Portal: Still Alive was released on the Xbox Live Arcade service on October 22, 2008; this version includes an additional 14 puzzles. A Mac OS X version was released as part of the Mac-compatible Steam platform on May 12, 2010. The game primarily comprises a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. The player-character, Chell, is challenged by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS to complete each puzzle in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center using the portal gun with the promise of receiving cake when all the puzzles are completed. The game's unique physics allows momentum to be retained through portals, requiring creative use of portals to maneuver through the test chambers. This gameplay element is based on a similar concept from the game Narbacular Drop; many of the team members from the DigiPen Institute of Technology who worked on Narbacular Drop were hired by Valve for the creation of Portal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Portal

    pōrt′al, n. a small gate: any entrance: (archit.) the arch over a gate: the lesser of two gates.—Portal circulation, the capillary transmission of venous blood from one organ to another in its passage to the heart; Portal system, the portal vein with its tributaries, &c.; Portal vein, the vein which conveys to the liver the venous blood from intestines, spleen, and stomach. [O. Fr. (Fr. portail)—Low L. portale—L. porta, a gate.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of portal in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Sussman:

    In instances where patients do not have a primary care provider — about 50 percent of all visits – MinuteClinic can be a portal of entry into primary care by providing a resource list of primary care physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

  2. Benjamin Pohl:

    It's like a portal, a window into the past that you can touch, medieval charters are important not just because of the legal acts they contain, but also for what they can tell us about the society and political culture at the time.

  3. Mike DelPrete:

    Zillow's customer acquisition cost is zero, it's the most popular real estate portal in the country with hundreds of millions of consumers going there. It's easy to put up an advertisement to ask about iBuying, while other competitors need to spend tens of millions of dollars to generate those leads. It's a sustainable competitive advantage.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Modern thinking is a mysterious entity, it is covered in blood and is two meters tall, its smile opens your soul to you and its smile descends to the earth and opens a portal to the dimension of eternal laughter, into a world without values. 2. Death from the dust of all the dead and dust of memories. Fear is all out of the darkness of the subconscious of billions of threads of manipulation. 3. Under the ordinary eye, the eye of anger. Under the eye of anger, the eye of despondency. Under the eye of despondency, the eye of insight of enlightenment of good and light, selfless nobleness. 4. The face tears up from laughter, and there is not flesh and soul, but a continuous smile of awareness. 5. Love is a sports scoreboard, the score of the one who loves more is kept. 6. Truth is a card. An illusion. You tilt a little, you see one, and you straighten up you see another. 7. Lust is erotic poker cards, poker for stripping the truth. Here you will win only loneliness. 8. Reality is a terrible dystopia of smiling optimism, with wired senses, with laughing monsters in your head, that is, your vices. 9. Wandering around in the midst of twilight darkness, the creative person revealed to the world what was hidden in the egg that lay in this fog, essences and monsters of the subconscious crawled out of it through the force field of imagination and depravity, through the force field they arise in the mind. Some in the imagination become prettier, while others are uglier. Then exhibited in a toy marketing store. 10. Careerism (career) is a children's entertainment, attraction mini-golf of self-motivation and discipline. 11. Loneliness is a catcher of erotic dreams. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Marshall Saunders:

    Just the rules. I want the rules. I can hardly wait for the rules. Whatever they are, no matter how high the bar, no matter how rigorous the reporting and auditing, no matter how complicated the portal applications, WHATEVER…just tell me what we have to do so that America can take the next bold step forward in the democratization of investing.

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    • A. accessory
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    • C. fancy
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