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[see-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈsiˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
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
1590-1600; sea + port1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seaport
  • There is still only one airport, and the one seaport is in disrepair.
  • Most of its roads are now blocked and the seaport has been severely damaged.
  • Not being closed to a seaport does hinder their economic development.
  • There will also be a huge expansion of seaport capacity.
  • seaport is open every day of the week for lunch and dinner.
  • Gingerbread fretwork amid magnolia trees sets the tone for this antebellum home in a quaint seaport village.
  • Writer visits the seaport and talks to the acting port administrator.
  • But it was never really much more than a storm in a seaport.
  • From the outset of the seaport as a commercial and transportation hub, hotels and lodgings existed at and around the seaport.
  • Authentic seaport destination feeds multiple economies.
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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