[see-pawrt, -pohrt]


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

Origin of seaport

First recorded in 1590–1600; sea + port1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seaport



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

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

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