HyperDic: portal

English > 3 senses of the word portal:
NOUNartifactportala grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
communicationportal, portal sitea site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
bodyportal, portal vein, hepatic portal vein, vena portaea short vein that carries blood into the liver
portal > pronunciation
Soundspao'rtahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > portal: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically).
Examples
  • "the portals of the cathedral"
  • "the portals of heaven"
  • "the portals of success"
Broaderentrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entreeSomething that provides access (to get in or get out)
Spanishentrada, portal
English > portal: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet.
Example"a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc."
Synonymportal site
Broaderweb site, website, internet site, siteA computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
Spanishportada, portal de Internet, portal
Catalanportal d'Internet
English > portal: 3 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA short vein that carries blood into the liver.
Synonymsportal vein, hepatic portal vein, vena portae
Part ofportal systemSystem of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver
Broadervein, vena, venous blood vesselA blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
Spanishporta, vena portae, vena porta
Catalanporta, vena porta

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