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  1. ports

    A port is a maritime facility comprising one or more wharves or loading areas, where ships load and discharge cargo and passengers. Although usually situated on a sea coast or estuary, ports can also be found far inland, such as Hamburg, Manchester and Duluth; these access the sea via rivers or canals. Because of their roles as ports of entry for immigrants as well as soldiers in wartime, many port cities have experienced dramatic multi-ethnic and multicultural changes throughout their histories.Ports are extremely important to the global economy; 70% of global merchandise trade by value passes through a port. For this reason, ports are also often densely populated settlements that provide the labor for processing and handling goods and related services for the ports. Today by far the greatest growth in port development is in Asia, the continent with some of the world's largest and busiest ports, such as Singapore and the Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo-Zhoushan. As of 2020, the busiest passenger port in Europe is the Port of Helsinki in Finland. Nevertheless, countless smaller ports do exist that may only serve their local tourism or fishing industries. Ports can have a wide environmental impact on local ecologies and waterways, most importantly water quality, which can be caused by dredging, spills and other pollution. Ports are heavily affected by changing environmental factors caused by climate change as most port infrastructure is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal flooding. Internationally, global ports are beginning to identify ways to improve coastal management practices and integrate climate change adaptation practices into their construction.


  1. Ports

    Ports is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. It mostly overlaps the historical comarca known as Ports de Morella, except for the municipal areas surrounding Catí and Vilafranca that were excluded from the present-day Ports comarca.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ports

    The square apertures in the sides of a ship through which to point and fire the ordnance. Also, aft and forward, as the bridle-port in the bows, the quarter-port in round-stern vessels, and stern-ports between the stern-timbers. Also, square holes cut in the sides, bow, or stem of a merchant ship, for taking in and discharging timber cargoes, and for other purposes.--Gunroom-ports. Are situated in the ship's counter, and are used for stern-chasers, and also for passing a small cable or a hawser out, either to moor head and stern, or to spring upon the cable, &c. (See MOOR and SPRING.)--Half-port. A kind of shutter which hinges on the lower side of a port, and falls down outside when clear for action; when closed it half covers the port to the line of metal of the gun, and is firmly secured by iron hooks. The upper half-port is temporary and loose, will not stand a heavy sea, and is merely secured by two light inch-rope laniards.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PORTS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ports is ranked #46219 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ports surname appeared 461 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ports.

    83.7% or 386 total occurrences were White.
    10.2% or 47 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for ports »

  1. sport

  2. SPORT

  3. strop

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ports in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ports in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ports in a Sentence

  1. Hogan Gidley:

    The money we sent down there, we now know, several on the ground have been indicted for misusing that money, giving it to politicians as bonuses, watching that food rot in the ports, the water went bad.

  2. Amber Vitale:

    However, it would get very difficult to operate for long if many allied nations impose similar prohibitions, vessels need ports, fuel, operators/captains, repairs and supplies. Without access to these things they could be stuck floating at sea waiting for rescue or resolution.

  3. Nitin Gadkari:

    When we tried to implement corporatisation of ports, the trade unions raised objections. Some political parties tried to make mileage out of it, disregarding national interest and development, we have decided that instead of making them corporate bodies, we will change existing laws, and see what else we can do in other areas to improve efficiency.

  4. Steve Trent:

    Those personal fiefdoms, those small territories that exist in the ports and provinces where the worst of this is happening, has to be pulled under the control of Bangkok.

  5. Kabeer Hashim:

    Rightfully, they should stop, the ministry of ports will take necessary action to halt the work until this inquiry is done.

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    the act of carrying something
    A obligate
    B conceal
    C carry
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