What is portal?

  • (noun): A grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically).
    Example: "The portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on portal:

Portal - People With The Surname
... Antoine Portal (1742ā€“1832), French anatomist, doctor and medical historian Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford (1893ā€“1971), British Marshal of the RAF ...
Baron Portal Of Hungerford
... Baron Portal of Hungerford, of Hungerford in the County of Berkshire, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom ... It was created in 1945 for Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Charles Portal upon his retirement as Chief of the Air Staff, with remainder in default of male issue to his ... In 1946 Portal was further honoured when he was created Viscount Portal of Hungerford, of Hungerford in the County of Berkshire, also in the Peerage of ...
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... Biography portal United States Army portal American Civil War portal List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients Gā€“L William Spring Hubbell (1 ...
Outline Of Puerto Rico - See Also
... History portal New Spain portal Geography portal North America portal Caribbean portal United States portal Puerto Rico portal Topic overview Puerto Rico Index of Puerto Rico-related articles ...
Outline Of American Samoa - See Also
... History portal Germany portal Geography portal Oceania portal United States portal Topic overview American Samoa Index of American Samoa-related articles Bibliography of American Samoa All pages beginning with "Am ...

More definitions of "portal":

  • (noun): A site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet.
    Example: "A portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc."
    Synonyms: portal site

Famous quotes containing the word portal:

    Some sepulcher, remote, alone,
    Against whose portal she hath thrown,
    In childhood, many an idle stone—
    Some tomb from out whose sounding door
    She ne’er shall force an echo more,
    Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
    It was the dead who groaned within.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    Little scavenger away,
    touch not the door,
    beat not the portal down.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)