Porting



[pawr-ting, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tɪŋ, ˈpoʊr-/

noun, Automotive, Machinery.
1.
the changing of the size, shape, or location of the intake and exhaust in an internal-combustion engine, generally to improve performance.
[pawrt, pohrt] /pɔrt, poʊrt/
noun
1.
the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or designating port.
3.
located on the left side of a vessel or aircraft.
verb (used with or without object)
4.
to turn or shift to the port, or left, side.
[pawrt, pohrt] /pɔrt, poʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
Military. to carry (a rifle or other weapon) with both hands, in a slanting direction across the front of the body, with the barrel or like part near the left shoulder.
2.
Digital Technology. to create a new version of (an application program) to run on a different hardware platform (sometimes followed by over):
The publisher is porting several classic games to next-generation consoles.
noun
3.
Military. the position of a rifle or other weapon when ported.
4.
Digital Technology. a version of an existing video game published for a different console or device.
5.
Archaic. manner of bearing oneself; carriage or deportment.
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
a town or place alongside navigable water with facilities for the loading and unloading of ships
2.
See port of entry
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
Also called (formerly) larboard

verb
2.
to turn or be turned towards the port
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
a sweet fortified dessert wine
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
(nautical)

2.
a small opening in a wall, armoured vehicle, etc, for firing through
3.
an aperture, esp one controlled by a valve, by which fluid enters or leaves the cylinder head of an engine, compressor, etc
4.
(electronics) a logic circuit for the input and ouput of data
5.
(mainly Scot) a gate or portal in a town or fortress
/pɔːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to carry (a rifle, etc) in a position diagonally across the body with the muzzle near the left shoulder
noun
2.
this position
/pɔːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (computing) to change (programs) from one system to another
/pɔːt/
noun
1.
(Austral) (esp in Queensland) a suitcase or school case
n.

“harbor,” Old English port “harbor, haven,” reinforced by Old French port “harbor, port; mountain pass;” Old English and Old French words both from Latin portus “port, harbor,” originally “entrance, passage,” figuratively “place of refuge, assylum,” from PIE *prtu- “a going, a passage,” from root *per- (2) “to lead, pass over” (cf. Sanskrit parayati “carries over;” Greek poros “journey, passage, way,” peirein “to pierce, run through;” Latin porta “gate, door,” portare “passage,” peritus “experienced;” Avestan peretush “passage, ford, bridge;” Armenian hordan “go forward;” Welsh rhyd “ford;” Old Church Slavonic pariti “to fly;” Old English faran “to go, journey,” Old Norse fjörðr “inlet, estuary”).

Meaning “left side of a ship” (looking forward from the stern) is attested from 1540s, from notion of “the side facing the harbor” (when a ship is docked). It replaced larboard in common usage to avoid confusion with starboard; officially so by Admiralty order of 1844 and U.S. Navy Department notice of 1846. Figurative sense “place of refuge” is attested from early 15c.; phrase any port in a storm first recorded 1749. A port of call (1810) is one paid a scheduled visit by a ship.

“gateway,” Old English port “portal, door, gate, entrance,” from Old French porte “gate, entrance,” from Latin porta “city gate, gate; door, entrance,” from PIE root *per- (see port (n.1)). Specific meaning “porthole, opening in the side of a ship” is attested from c.1300.

“bearing, mien,” c.1300, from Old French port, from porter “to carry,” from Latin portare (see port (n.1)).

type of sweet dark-red wine, 1690s, shortened from Oporto, city in northwest Portugal from which the wine originally was shipped to England; from O Porto “the port;” (see port (n.1)).
v.

“to carry,” from Middle French porter, from Latin portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)). Related: Ported; porting.
port
(pôrt)

Translating software to run on a different computer and/or operating system.
(1995-01-06)
see: any port in a storm

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