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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Porte, Sublime Portenoun

    the Ottoman court in Constantinople


  1. porte

    Porte is a French word that translates to "door" in English. It can refer to an entrance or gateway and is often used in expressions or names like "porte cochere," which is a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway to shelter those entering or leaving a vehicle. Historically, "La Porte" or "The Sublime Porte" was a term used during the Ottoman Empire referring to the gate giving access to the block of buildings that housed the principal state departments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F. porte a gate, L. porta. See Port a gate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Porte

    pōrt, n. the Turkish government, so called from the 'High Gate,' or 'Sublime Porte,' the chief office of the Ottoman government.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. porte


Etymology and Origins

  1. Porte

    The official designation of the Government of Turkey, because anciently justice was administered at the porta, or gate, of the Sultan’s palace.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PORTE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Porte is ranked #31184 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Porte surname appeared 744 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Porte.

    57.5% or 428 total occurrences were White.
    24.7% or 184 total occurrences were Black.
    8.6% or 64 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6% or 45 total occurrences were Asian.
    3% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porte in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of porte in a Sentence

  1. marty bisson milo:

    Ne jamais avoir peur d'un esprit positif qui vous veut du bien ouvrez votre porte sceller et laisser l'autre esprit nettoyer et remplacer les pensées négatifs par des pensées positives

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Who wears the skin of the predator has no predator reflex. (Qui porte la peau du prédateur - N'a pas réflexe de prédateur.)

  3. Geraint Thomas:

    I felt pretty good. I thought it would be a more solid day - it's never easy, but it was steady for the first three climbs, when Movistar went and (Alejandro) Valverde were riding it was solid, I was feeling pretty good - I was just unsure as on those steep climbs I was expecting Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and obviously Egan to jump up there, so I was hoping for it to be hardest all day before that. But it was a good day in the end.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Close the door by leaving." Close the mouth by dying ... ("Ferme la porte en partant." - Ferme la bouche en mourant ...)

  5. Team Sky:

    Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia on medical grounds following injuries sustained in a stage 13 crash, after enduring an uncomfortable weekend of racing as he looked to continue the Grand Tour, the team's medical staff have taken the decision to withdraw Porte at the second rest day.

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    a small contrasting part of something
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