apport

/ (əˈpɔːt) /

noun

  1. the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists' seance
  2. the objects produced
obsolete bearing; demeanour
(plural) obsolete things brought as offerings; revenues

Nearby words

  1. appointment television,
  2. appointment viewing,
  3. appointor,
  4. appomattox,
  5. appomattox court house,
  6. apportion,
  7. apportionment,
  8. apposable,
  9. appose,
  10. apposite

Word Origin for apport

C15: from Old French aport, from aporter (vb), from Latin ad- + portāre to carry

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Examples from the Web for apport

  • If it was, indeed, an apport, it is surely one of the most remarkable for distance and for purpose recorded of any private circle.

  • The Hindoo control then announced that an apport would be brought, and asked that water be placed in a tin basin.