1 : a town or city where ships stop to load and unload cargo [count] ▪ Boston is a major U.S. port. [noncount] ▪ The ship is now in port but will be leaving port soon.2 : a place where ships can find shelter from a storm [count] ▪ The ship reached the port safely. [noncount] ▪ The ship spent two days in port.
any port in a storm
— used to say that you will use anyone or anything for comfort, help, etc., when you are in a bad situation ▪ “I know she's lonely, but I can't believe she's going out with that guy.” “Well, you know what they say: any port in a storm.”