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portal

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EnglishEdit

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Portal of Chartres Cathedral

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin portale, from Latin porta

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portal (plural portals)

  1. A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
    • Milton
      Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
  2. An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
    The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  3. (Internet) A website that acts as an entrance to other websites on the Internet.
    The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
  4. (anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
  5. (fiction) A magical or technological doorway leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
  6. (architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
  7. (architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
  8. (bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
  9. A prayer book or breviary; a portass.

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portal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
    the portal vein

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EtymologyEdit

Old French portal.

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portal m (plural portaulx)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

porte +‎ -al.

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portal m (oblique plural portaus or portax or portals, nominative singular portaus or portax or portals, nominative plural portal)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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PolishEdit

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portal m

  1. (architecture) portal

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PortugueseEdit

portal

EtymologyEdit

From porta +‎ -al

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portal m (plural portais)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Portal.

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portal n (plural portaluri)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Portal, from Latin porta.

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pòrtāl m (Cyrillic spelling по̀рта̄л)

  1. (architecture) portal

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SpanishEdit

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portal m (plural portales)

  1. (architecture) portal; porch

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