What does portal mean?

Definitions for portal
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. William Osler:

    Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.

  2. Maneka Gandhi:

    It was felt that we could have this portal, where if a child goes missing, families can put the details and the picture onto Khoya Paya, then if you see the child anywhere, you can upload information and then the police see if they can correlate it.

  3. Freelancertohire:

    Freelancertohire is a Global crowd sourcing Freelance Marketplace that connects freelancers and employers from the world under one roof for purchasing and selling of digital services online. The online portal allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to complete. Founded in 2018, its headquarters is located in Odisha, India.

  4. 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.

  5. Sherwood Neiss:

    A funding portal is not a broker-dealer and hence not compensated to do the diligence (nor have the expertise, time or resources to diligence) the underlying companies, funding portals essentially act as a matching service. The premise of crowdfunding is the crowd reviews this information and makes their own decision. Hence, portals should not be held accountable for misstatements by the issuers. Issuers need to be held accountable for those misstatements.

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