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Oporto

[oh-pawr-toh, oh-pohr-]
noun
  1. a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River.
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Portuguese Pôrto.
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Historical Examples of oporto

  • It is his wish that all the reinforcements should arrive at Oporto by noon.

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • The port for Oporto where the steamers from England load and discharge is Leixões, about 4m.

    The Story of Eclipses

    George Chambers

  • From Famalicao there is a loop line to Oporto running round the coast and 15m.

    The Story of Eclipses

    George Chambers

  • Oporto has been made famous for the port wine that bears its name.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The authority of the regency in Oporto was lost without a blow.


British Dictionary definitions for oporto

Oporto

noun
  1. a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River: the second largest city in Portugal, famous for port wine (begun in 1678). Pop: 263 131 (2001)Portuguese name: Porto
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