Portland

[ pawrt-luh nd, pohrt- ]
/ ˈpɔrt lənd, ˈpoʊrt- /

noun

a seaport in NW Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
a seaport in SW Maine, on Casco Bay.
a town in S Texas.

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British Dictionary definitions for portland (1 of 2)

Portland1
/ (ˈpɔːtlənd) /

noun

Isle of Portland a rugged limestone peninsula in SW England, in Dorset, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus and by Chesil Bank: the lighthouse of Portland Bill lies at the S tip; famous for the quarrying of Portland stone, a fine building material
an inland port in NW Oregon, on the Willamette River: the largest city in the state; shipbuilding and chemical industries. Pop: 538 544 (2003 est)
a port in SW Maine, on Casco Bay: the largest city in the state; settled by the English in 1632, destroyed successively by French, Indian, and British attacks, and rebuilt; capital of Maine (1820–32). Pop: 63 635 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for portland (2 of 2)

Portland2
/ (ˈpɔːtlənd) /

noun

3rd Duke of. title of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck. 1738–1809, British statesman; prime minister (1783; 1807–09); father of Lord William Cavendish Bentinck
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Cultural definitions for portland

Portland

Two major cities in the United States: the largest city in Oregon and the largest city in Maine.

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