Portal vs Wormhole - What's the difference?

portal | wormhole |

As nouns the difference between portal and wormhole

is that portal is portal (grandiose and often lavish entrance) while wormhole is a hole burrowed by a worm.




(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


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



    See also

    * porthole * porch ----


    Alternative forms

    * worm-hole * worme-hole (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • a hole burrowed by a worm
  • * 1593,
  • To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
  • (relativity) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.
  • Synonyms

    * (a spacetime construct) Einstein-Rosen bridge