Portal vs Page - What's the difference?

portal | page |


As a noun portal

is portal (grandiose and often lavish entrance).

As a proper noun page is

for someone who was a servant.

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portal

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
  • * Milton
  • Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
  • An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
  • The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  • (Internet) A website that acts as an entrance to other websites on the Internet.
  • The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
  • (anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
  • (fiction) A magical or technological leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
  • (architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
  • (architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
  • (bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
  • A prayer book or breviary; a portass.
  • Derived terms

    * nonportal

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
  • the portal vein

    Anagrams

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    See also

    * porthole * porch ----

    page

    English

    (wikipedia page)

    Etymology 1

    Via (etyl) from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document.
  • * (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
  • Such was the book from whose pages she sang.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone,
  • One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed.
  • A figurative record or writing; a collective memory.
  • (label) The type set up for printing a page.
  • (label) A web page.
  • (label) A block of contiguous memory of a fixed length.
  • Synonyms
    * (side of a leaf) side * account, record
    Derived terms
    (Terms derived from "page") * on the same page * page in, page out * page-turner *

    Verb

    (pag)
  • To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript.
  • To turn several pages of a publication.
  • The patient paged through magazines while he waited for the doctor.
  • To furnish with folios.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), possibly via (etyl) (m), from , in sense of "boy from the rural regions". Used in English from the 13th century onwards.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A serving boy – a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education.
  • (British) A youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households.
  • (US) A boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
  • (in libraries) The common name given to an employee whose main purpose is to replace materials that have either been checked out or otherwise moved, back to their shelves.
  • A boy child.
  • * 1380+ , (Geoffrey Chaucer), (The Canterbury Tales)
  • A doghter hadde they bitwixe]] hem two / Of twenty yeer, with-outen any mo, / Savinge a child that was of half-yeer age; / In [[cradle, cradel it lay and was a propre page .
  • A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman’s dress from the ground.
  • A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
  • Any one of several species of colorful South American moths of the genus Urania .
  • Synonyms
    * (serving boy) page boy * (boy child) boy

    Verb

    (pag)
  • To attend (someone) as a page.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To call or summon (someone).
  • To contact (someone) by means of a pager.
  • I’ll be out all day, so page me if you need me.
  • To call (somebody) using a public address system so as to find them.
  • An SUV parked me in. Could you please page its owner?

    Anagrams

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