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ˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-port·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portly, stoutadjective

    euphemisms for `fat'

    "men are portly and women are stout"


  1. portlyadjective

    Having a dignified bearing; handsome, imposing.

  2. portlyadjective

    Fat; overweight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portlyadjective

    having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance; imposing

    Etymology: [From Port demeanor.]

  2. Portlyadjective

    bulky; corpulent

    Etymology: [From Port demeanor.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Portly

    pōrt′li, adj. having a dignified port or mien: corpulent: (Shak.) swelling.—n. Port′liness, state of being portly. [Port, bearing.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. bias
    • B. transition
    • C. relocation
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