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portal

Noun

1 a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
2 a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc." [syn: portal site]
3 a short vein that carries blood into the liver [syn: portal vein, hepatic portal vein, vena portae]

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English

Etymology

From portale, from porta

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
  2. An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
    The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  3. In the context of "Internet": A website that acts as an entrance to other websites on the Internet.
  4. A short vein that carries blood into the liver.

Translations

grandiose entrance
entry point
website
vein

Etymology

From Portal.

Noun

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Romanian

Etymology

From Portal.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. , doorway, gateway

Declension

Related terms

Spanish

Noun

  1. portal

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Portal primarily refers to:
Portal may also refer to:

Computing

  • Enterprise portal, a framework to provide a single point of access to a variety of information and tools
  • Portal rendering, an optimization technique in 3D computer graphics
  • Portal Software, a company based in Cupertino, California
  • Web portal, a site that functions as a point of access to information on the Internet

Entertainment

Music

People

Biology

Other

portal in Czech: Portál
portal in Danish: Portal (flertydig)
portal in German: Portal
portal in Spanish: Portal
portal in Esperanto: Portalo
portal in Persian: سردر
portal in French: Portal
portal in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Portal
portal in Italian: Portale
portal in Dutch: Portal
portal in Japanese: ポータル
portal in Korean: 포털
portal in Polish: Portal (ujednoznacznienie)
portal in Portuguese: Portal
portal in Russian: Портал
portal in Albanian: Portali
portal in Slovak: Portál
portal in Finnish: Portaali
portal in Swedish: Portal

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

French door, archway, back door, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entry, entryway, foyer, front door, galilee, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, lintel, lobby, narthex, porch, porte cochere, portico, postern, propylaeum, pylon, scuttle, side door, stile, stoa, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile, vestibule
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