Definition of Portsmouth

1. Noun. A port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia

2. Noun. A port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean.
Generic synonyms: Port, Town
Group relationships: Granite State, New Hampshire, Nh

3. Noun. A port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base.
Exact synonyms: Pompey
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: England

Definition of Portsmouth

1. Proper noun. A city in southern England ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portsmouth

Portland cement
Portland stone
Porto Alegre
Porto Novo
Porto Rico
Porto Velho
Portuguese Congo
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Guinea
Portuguese Republic
Portuguese Sign Language
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs
Portuguese West Africa

Literary usage of Portsmouth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1906)
"He was a sea-captain, residing in portsmouth and Newmarket, NH Children : 1. ... He was a printer, and resided in portsmouth, NH, and New York city. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
""(b) The court erred in adjusting the rights of the city of portsmouth and the county of Norfolk, in thnt it failed to allow a proper valuation for the ..."

3. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1890)
"66), the S. suburb of portsmouth, with an esplanade, a canoe lake (E. Southsea), two piers, and other attractions, is now a fashionable watering-place and ..."

4. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1885)
"The portsmouth Directory; containing City Record, the Names of the Citizens, ... The portsmouth Directory for 1869, containing a General Directory of the ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The creek which formerly separated portsmouth and Portsea was filled up in 1876. The port of portsmouth extends eastward 9 miles to Emsworth, and westwards ..."

6. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1886)
"[Communicated to the British Association for the Advancement of Science by the portsmouth and Portsea Literary and Philosophical Society, and read before ..."

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