a seaport in S Hampshire, in S England, on the English Channel: chief British naval station.
a seaport in SE Virginia: navy yard.
a seaport in SE New Hampshire: naval base; Russian-Japanese peace treaty 1905.
a city in S Ohio, on the Ohio River.
a town in SE Rhode Island.
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How to use Portsmouth in a sentence
Strawbery Banke Museum is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near the banks of the Piscataqua River, just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean.How rising groundwater caused by climate change could devastate coastal communities | Kendra Pierre-Louis | December 13, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
By then, former Portsmouth police chief Tonya Chapman had replaced Bennett as parole board chairwoman.Northam seeks outside investigation of report claiming violations by Virginia Parole Board | Gregory S. Schneider | April 1, 2021 | Washington Post
He’s an independent researcher in Portsmouth, England, who studies psychology.
Stampy, the biggest YouTube star this side of the pond, is also known as 23-year-old Joseph Garrett from Portsmouth.
Indeed, Portsmouth Middle School students—like the journalists reporting on the Smartie-snorting epidemic—are late to the party.Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He did succeed for a while in owning Portsmouth FC, the even more ailing British football club.
In Portsmouth, a down-ballot ticket-mate, county attorney candidate Joe Plaia, joined Maggie as she mingled with voters.The Democrats’ Last Woman Standing: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan | Allison Yarrow | November 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Portsmouth, a few hours later, the debt was $51,000 for “every man woman and child in America.”Stumping in New Hampshire, McCain Tells Vets Romney ‘Must. Win.’ | David Freedlander | September 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marryat gives us in “Peter Simple” a vivid and convincing picture of the sailor going to Portsmouth to rejoin his ship.
Peter is setting out for Portsmouth for the first time, and everything is new to him.
Curiously enough, on another fifth of October , he “set out at two” from Portsmouth.
Meanwhile we resume our itinerary of the Portsmouth Road where we broke off, at Esher.
See what a long list the wayside commons make from London to Portsmouth.
British Dictionary definitions for Portsmouth
Informal name: Pompey a port in S England, in Portsmouth unitary authority, Hampshire, on the English Channel: Britain's chief naval base; university (1992). Pop: 187 056 (2001)
a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 188 700 (2003 est). Area: 37 sq km (14 sq miles)
a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River: naval base; shipyards. Pop: 99 617 (2003 est)
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