1. An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways.
  2. The route used for such carrying.
  3. A charge made for carrying something.
  4. Carrying capacity; tonnage.
  5. The wages paid to a sailor when in port, or for a voyage.
  6. A porthole.
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V (play), act 3, scene 1
      Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
      Let pry through the portage of the head
      Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
      As fearfully as doth a galled rock
      O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
      Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Translations Verb

portage (portages, present participle portaging; past and past participle portaged)

  1. (nautical) To carry a boat overland

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

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