Portal – 1. Doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one. 2. A website or web page providing access or links to other sites
To remember the definition of the word portal, use the following mnemonic:
The ports all (portal) all had grand entrances, and a big spider's web gave access to other sites.
Examples of portal in a sentence (Doorway, gate or other entrance)
The wardrobe was a hidden portal into Narnia that few knew about.
I entered the cathedral, admiring the grand portal around me with its ornate decorations and carvings.
The long portal led us on board the plane before take-off.
Examples of portal in a sentence (Website with links to other sites)
When searching for a builder, I came across a web portal that showed me a number of contractors websites.
The health website was a portal, directing people to their local health boards sites rather than a national one.
I've created a portal to provide access to all of my different websites all in one place.