Definition of seaport in English:



  • A town or city with a harbor for seagoing ships.

    • ‘I am going to the seaport town in Renault, known as Elem.’
    • ‘Boosted by a free trade agreement and Israeli tourists vacationing in Turkish seaports, bilateral trade topped $1 billion last year.’
    • ‘The animals first arrived in North America in the late 18th century on-board sailing ships that frequented East Coast seaports.’
    • ‘Coastal voyages between U.S. seaports and inland navigation along its rivers and canals are governed by state and federal laws.’
    • ‘Most scholarship has focused on the nature of poor relief in colonial cities and seaports, and not in rural and interior towns.’
    • ‘It served as the seaport of the inland town of Philippi, which was about 10 miles away.’
    • ‘The emphasis on infrastructure, airports, seaports and tourism will benefit the industry in general.’
    • ‘The result was a defeat for China and the establishment of Western settlements at numerous seaports.’
    • ‘‘Make business, not war,’ said Lilley, who was born in the seaport town of Qingdao in northeast China.’
    • ‘Their inhabitants were outnumbered by the numbers living in seaports, dockyard towns, and regional centres.’
    • ‘My last stop was Vancouver, a cosmopolitan seaport nestled between ocean and mountains.’
    • ‘Mylapore was an ancient seaport, which sent traders and culture-bearers across the sea to Southeast Asia.’
    • ‘Second, how useful would Arret be as a seaport if its harbor were filled with sunken ships?’
    • ‘She had counted on getting enough for the wagon to buy passage on a caravan bound for the seaport of Bay Town.’
    • ‘The Coast Guard patrolled waterways and seaports with more vessels.’
    • ‘Anzac had anchored in the ancient seaport of Alexandria after a surprisingly rough transit through the Mediterranean Sea.’
    • ‘In the United States we have 361 river ports and seaports.’
    • ‘Bush spoke at the terminal to highlight administration efforts to beef up security at seaports.’
    • ‘Japan's second-largest city, Yokohama is a seaport noted for its cosmopolitan outlook.’
    • ‘The biennial event was established in 2002 to celebrate the seaport city's historical relationship with iron and steel.’
    • ‘It's a cool town in ways that many seaports are not.’
    seaport, port city, port town
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