- 1port something (from something) (to something) (computing) to copy software from one system or machine to another Is there a problem with apps ported from another platform?
- 2port something (to something) to continue to use the same number when you change from one phone company to another how to port your number to a new mobile phone Word Originverb Middle English (referring to a person's bearing): from Old French port
BrE BrE//pɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they port
BrE BrE//pɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrt//he / she / it ports
BrE BrE//pɔːts//; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrts//past simple ported
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪd//past participle ported
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪd//-ing form porting
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪŋ//