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Definitions for seaport
ˈsiˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrtsea·port

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seaport, haven, harbor, harbournoun

    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo


  1. seaportnoun

    A town or harbour with facilities for seagoing ships to dock and take on or discharge cargo.

  2. Etymology: See sea and port

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seaportnoun

    A harbour.

    Etymology: sea and port.


  1. seaport

    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. seaport

    A seaport is a maritime commercial facility where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. It includes one or more wharfs where boats and ships can tie up, along with other facilities for handling both goods and passengers. The largest seaports are often crucial to their country's economy due to the high volume of international trade they handle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seaportnoun

    a port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. seaport

    A land facility designated for reception of personnel or materiel moved by sea, and that serves as an authorized port of entrance into or departure from the country in which located. See also port of debarkation; port of embarkation.

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  1. proteas

  2. Proteas

  3. esparto

  4. petrosa

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seaport in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seaport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of seaport in a Sentence

  1. Rick Cotton:

    The CMA CGM MARCO POLO’s arrival at our seaport underscores the Port of New York and New Jersey’s ability to serve the ultra-large cargo container ships that increasingly carry the food, supplies and goods needed to sustain millions of residents, support thousands of jobs and keep businesses open, the Port Authority’s infrastructure improvements such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge and the deepening of the navigational channel serving our seaport have made possible this historic moment.

  2. Rick Cotton:

    The Port Authority’s infrastructure improvements such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge and the deepening of the navigational channel serving our seaport have made possible this historic moment, these infrastructure improvements also have helped generate record cargo volumes and enabled our supply lines to remain extraordinarily robust during the pandemic.

  3. The Yemeni foreign minister:

    They will keep places for aid to come. They will keep places safe like Sanaa airport, Hodaida seaport, Aden seaport. We will encourage and support any humanitarian aid to come in.

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  • Douglas Morgan
    Douglas Morgan
    Shouldn't a seaport require that the water there be saltwater? Isn't Portland Oregon actually a riverport as opposed to a seaport?
    LikeReply7 years ago

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