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seaport

[ see-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈsiˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /
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noun

a port or harbor on or accessible to a seacoast and providing accommodation for seagoing vessels.
a town or city at such a place.

RELATED WORDS

harbor, wharf, sanctuary, shelter, anchorage, landing, refuge, gate, retreat, haven, roadstead, dockyard, harborage, boatyard, dockage, port

Nearby words

seanad éireann, seance, seaperch, seapiece, seaplane, seaport, seaq, seaquake, sear, search, search dog

Origin of seaport

First recorded in 1590–1600; sea + port1
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British Dictionary definitions for seaport

seaport

/ (ˈsiːˌpɔːt) /

noun

a port or harbour accessible to seagoing vessels
a town or city located at such a place
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Word Origin and History for seaport

seaport


n.

1590s, from sea + port (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper