Definition of Portage

1. Noun. The cost of carrying or transporting.

Generic synonyms: Cost



2. Noun. Overland track between navigable waterways.
Generic synonyms: Cart Track, Cartroad, Track

3. Noun. Carrying boats and supplies overland.
Generic synonyms: Carry
Derivative terms: Port

Definition of Portage

1. n. A sailor's wages when in port.

2. n. A porthole.

3. n. The act of carrying or transporting.

4. v. t. & i. To carry (goods, boats, etc.) overland between navigable waters.

Definition of Portage

1. Noun. An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways ¹

2. Noun. The route used for such carrying ¹

3. Noun. A charge made for carrying something ¹

4. Verb. (nautical) To carry a boat overland ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Portage

1. to transport from one navigable waterway to another [v -TAGED, -TAGING, -TAGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portage

portable computer
portable computers
portable saw
portable toilet
portable toilets
portableness
portables
portably
portacabin
portacabins
portacaval shunt
portace
portaces
portafilter
portafilters
portage (current term)
portaged
portages
portaging
portague
portagues
portajohn
portajohns
portal
portal hypertension
portal site
portal sites
portal system
portal vein
portal veins

Literary usage of Portage

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1. The Mining Magazine (1853)
"The following very complete sketch of the portage mining region, where operations have commenced but recently, is from the pen of the editor of the Detroit ..."

2. Report on the Exploration of the Country Between Lake Superior and the Red by Canada Provincial Secretary's Office, Henry Youle Hind, George Gladman (1858)
"... portage (Nicolet portage; 12.62 feet; portage de L'Isle, (third above Ka-ka-be-ka) 6.90 ... (portage des Martres) and 14.94 feet (Little Dog portage. ..."

3. The British Dominions in North America, Or, A Topographical and Statistical ...by Joseph Bouchette by Joseph Bouchette (1831)
"On approaching the Beau portage which lies on the right bank the land is a light, coarse, yellow loam possessing a great proportion of sand and is timbered ..."

4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1869)
"portage epoch.—The portage group consists of shales and laminated or shaly sandstones. In western New York, on the Genesee River, the lower beds are the ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1865)
"portage epoch.—The portage group consists of shales and laminated or shaly sandstones. In western New York, on the Genesee River, the lower beds are the ..."

6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1865)
"The portage group consists of shales and laminated or shaly sandstones. In western New York, on the Genesee River, the lower beds are tile ..."

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