concierge

noun
con·​cierge | \ ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) , kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) \
plural concierges\ ˌkän-​sē-​ˈer-​zhəz , kōⁿ-​ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) , -​ˈsyer-​zhəz \

Definition of concierge

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1a : a usually multilingual hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours In any great European hotel, the most important figure with whom the clients deal directly is usually the concierge— Leon Harris sometimes used before another noun the hotel's concierge desk/services
b : a person or service that provides assistance with personal business (such as making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments, or running errands) That's why she plunks down $150 per month of her hard-earned cash for a personal concierge: To "buy back" her time and free herself from the relentless errands that sap her off-work hours.— Michelle Mahoney Medical care is left to professionals. Instead, concierges help out around the house, get their client to appointments, join them for recreation and run small errands.— Liz Moyer As we increasingly find ourselves feeling time poor, with not enough hours in the day to get everything done, virtual concierges are popping up to help with everything from gift shopping to finding a new outfit for a holiday party.— Caitlin Agnew often used before another noun concierge shopping/bankingFor $250-per-year, members would gain entry to exclusive celebrity events, a concierge service to score hard-to-get concert tickets and restaurant reservations, and access to a swanky, shared hangout pad.— Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz
2 : a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor

concierge

adjective

Definition of concierge (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a health-care practice (as of primary care physicians) in which patients pay a membership fee for enhanced access and services Proponents of concierge medicine insist that more time with each patient allows them to provide holistic care that can prevent diseases such as diabetes …— Devin Leonard There has also been growth in so-called concierge practices that offer in-home care as a luxury service.— Steven H. Landers concierge doctors concierge care

Examples of concierge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These include one-bedroom concierge suites and the first-ever staterooms located above the bridge, which will offer incredible ocean views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "The New Disney Wish Will Be the Most Magical Ship at Sea — Take a Look Inside," 29 Apr. 2021 Access comes through curated tastings in a new concierge program, starting at $250. Elin Mccoy, Fortune, "The posh bottles of wine so exclusive that you can’t just go out and buy," 10 Apr. 2021 Enter New York company Roman & Erica, a discreet, high-end concierge firm authorized by Suffredini to help facilitate this über-exclusive opportunity to the world’s wealthiest. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, "Forget Westworld: This New High-End Concierge Firm Helps You Live Out Your Wildest (Legal) Fantasies," 3 Apr. 2021 Look past the bountiful blooms to discover a copy of Nicolas Poussin’s painting, Landscape with Diogenes, behind reception and the Louis XIV-era tapestry, Allegory of War and Peace, behind the concierge desk. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, "32 Stunning Hotel Lobbies," 19 Mar. 2021 At the W South Beach Hotel in Miami, guests reserve an appointment through the concierge desk or by scanning a QR code in their room. Washington Post, "The latest hotel amenity doesn’t involve massages or cookies: It’s a free coronavirus test.," 12 Mar. 2021 Homeowners association fees are $900 a month, which include 24-hour concierge service, a gym, conference space, wine locker rooms and a library. oregonlive, "On the market: Homes for sale at West Linn and Lake Oswego’s average price of $812,700," 13 Feb. 2021 The membership also offers access to a concierge service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Best Buy Beta: Electronics giant piloting membership program to take on Amazon," 8 Apr. 2021 Like Tesla, Rivian will also provide a concierge service for repairs and maintenance, including mechanics working out of mobile service vans who can show up for repairs in buyers' own driveways or office parking lots. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Rivian Announces 175,000-Mile Warranty for Upcoming R1S SUV, R1T Pickup," 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of concierge

Noun

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concierge

Noun

French, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, alteration of Latin conservus fellow slave, from com- + servus slave

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“Concierge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concierge. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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concierge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of concierge

: a person in an apartment building especially in France who takes care of the building and checks the people who enter and leave
chiefly US : an employee at a hotel whose job is to provide help and information to the people staying at the hotel

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