Associations to the word «Portland»


PORTLAND, proper noun. A city in Oregon and another in Maine, USA.
PORTLAND, proper noun. An "island" in Dorset, England, famous for Portland stone.
PORTLAND, noun. The land around a port
PORTLAND CEMENT, noun. A finely-ground powder made by heating and pulverizing limestone and clay
PORTLAND STONE, noun. A limestone from the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period, quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, and used extensively for building in the British Isles.

Dictionary definition

PORTLAND, noun. Freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains.
PORTLAND, noun. Largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state.

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