SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN noun a door, gate, or entrance, especially one of imposing appearance, as to a palace. an iron or steel bent for bracing a framed structure, having curved braces between the vertical members and a horizontal member at the top. an entrance to a tunnel or mine. . Computers a website that functions as an entry point to the Internet, as by providing useful content and linking to various sites and features on the World Wide Web. Origin of portal 1 1300–50; Middle English portale
noun use of neuter of
of a gate. See
portal 2 Related forms por·taled, por·talled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for portalled noun an entrance, gateway, or doorway, esp one that is large and impressive any entrance or access to a place computing an internet site providing links to other sites adjective anatomy of or relating to a portal vein hepatic portal system of or relating to a porta Word Origin for portal
C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin
portāle, from Latin porta gate, entrance
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Word Origin and History for portalled n.
late 14c., "gate, gateway," from Old French
portal "gate" (Modern French portail) and directly from Medieval Latin portale "city gate, porch," from neuter of portalis (adj.) "of a gate," from Latin porta "gate" (see port (n.1)).
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adj. Of or relating to a porta or hilum. Of or relating to the portal vein or the portal system. Of or relating to a point of entrance to an organ, especially the transverse fissure of the liver, through which the blood vessels enter. n. The portal vein. The point of entry into the body of a pathogenic microorganism.
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Web site that provides a gateway to other Web sites.
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