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seaport

[see-pawrt, -pohrt]
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noun
  1. a port or harbor on or accessible to a seacoast and providing accommodation for seagoing vessels.
  2. a town or city at such a place.

Origin of seaport

First recorded in 1590–1600; sea + port1
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Examples from the Web for seaport

Historical Examples

  • It was within two hundred years that it became a seaport of any note.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • It was not a pleasure trip nor yet a hurried "seaport trip."

  • Sailors out of work thronged the streets of the seaport towns.

  • I have no experience and I have no seaport, but all aboard for the voyage of a lifetime!

    The Wedding Ring

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • In this company any of the seaport traders could buy shares.


British Dictionary definitions for seaport

seaport

noun
  1. a port or harbour accessible to seagoing vessels
  2. a town or city located at such a place
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Word Origin and History for seaport

n.

1590s, from sea + port (n.1).

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