how to pronounce portage

pɔːɹtədʒ

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meanings of portage

name:

  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.

noun:

  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.

verb:

  1. To carry a boat overland.