porter

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1por·ter

noun \ˈpr-tər\

Definition of PORTER

chiefly British
:  a person stationed at a door or gate to admit or assist those entering

Origin of PORTER

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin porta gate — more at port
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with PORTER

2porter

noun

Definition of PORTER

1
:  a person who carries burdens; especially :  one employed to carry baggage for patrons at a hotel or transportation terminal
2
:  a parlor-car or sleeping-car attendant who waits on passengers and makes up berths
3
[short for porter's beer] :  a heavy dark brown beer brewed from browned or charred malt
4
:  a person who does routine cleaning (as in a hospital or office)

Origin of PORTER

Middle English portour, from Anglo-French porteour, from Late Latin portator, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with PORTER

3porter

verb

Definition of PORTER

transitive verb
:  to transport or carry as or as if by a porter
intransitive verb
:  to act as a porter

First Known Use of PORTER

1609

Por·ter

biographical name \ˈpr-tər\

Definition of PORTER

Cole Albert 1891–1964 Am. songwriter

Porter

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David 1780–1843 & his son David Dixon 1813–1891 Am. naval officers

Porter

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Gene 1868–1924 née Stratton Am. nov.

Porter

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Katherine Anne 1890–1980 Am. writer

Porter

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Noah 1811–1892 Am. philos. & lexicographer

Porter

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William Sydney 1862–1910 pseud. O. Hen*ry \(ˈ)ō-ˈhen-rē\ Am. short-story writer

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