how to pronounce portage


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portage is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of portage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… like the most distant portage on the …”

meanings of portage


  1. A community in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  2. A city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States.
  3. A town in Livingston County, New York, United States.
  4. A city, the county seat of Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States.
  5. A ghost town and former settlement in Alaska, United States, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1964.
  6. A city in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States.
  7. A small town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States, named after Portage County in Ohio.
  8. A settlement in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  9. A home rule borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  10. A village in Wood County, Ohio, United States.


  1. A charge made for carrying something.
  2. A porthole.
  3. Carrying capacity; tonnage.
  4. The wages paid to a sailor when in port, or for a voyage.
  5. An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways.
  6. The route used for such carrying.


  1. To carry a boat overland.

portage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word portage occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics portage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that portage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) transport and travel;

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