Definition of Portland

1. Noun. Freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Point Of Entry, Port Of Entry
Group relationships: Beaver State, Or, Oregon

2. Noun. Largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Maine, Me, Pine Tree State

Definition of Portland

1. Proper noun. A city in Oregon and another in Maine, USA. ¹

2. Proper noun. An "island" in Dorset, England, famous for Portland stone. ¹

3. Proper noun. Many other places. ¹

4. Noun. The land around a port ¹

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Definition of Portland

1. portlast [n -S] - See also: portlast

Lexicographical Neighbors of Portland

Port Jackson fig
Port Jackson heath
Port Jackson pine
Port Louis
Port Moresby
Port Orford cedar
Port Sudan
Port Vila
Port of Spain
Portable Management Interface
Portland cement
Portland stone
Porto Alegre
Porto Novo
Porto Rico
Porto Velho

Literary usage of Portland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"The city of portland was authorized by its charter to regulate the building of wharves within its limits, and to establish a line beyond which wharves ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Before the return from Holland of the king and portland in October 1699 the Second Partition Treaty was in readiness, and after many difficulties it was at ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The former wanted to name the new town portland and the latter favored Boston. It was decided by the toss of a coin — "Heads it is portland," «Tails it is ..."

4. Biennial Reportby Vermont Public Service Commission by Vermont Public Service Commission (1902)
"portland, Me. Bangor, Me. Boston, Mass. Josiah H. Drummond, Location of Office. ... portland, Me. Date of Expiration of Term. October 15, 1902. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"That it shall be lawful for the portland Bridge Company, a corporation duly incorporated under and in conformity with the laws of the State of Oregon, ..."

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