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porter

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noun por·ter \ˈpȯr-tər\

Definition of porter

chiefly British

  1. :  a person stationed at a door or gate to admit or assist those entering

Origin and Etymology of porter

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin porta gate — more at port


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porter

noun por·ter

Definition of porter

  1. 1 :  a person who carries burdens; especially :  one employed to carry baggage for patrons at a hotel or transportation terminal

  2. 2 :  a parlor-car or sleeping-car attendant who waits on passengers and makes up berths

  3. 3 [short for porter's beer] :  a heavy dark brown beer brewed from browned or charred malt

  4. 4 :  a person who does routine cleaning (as in a hospital or office)

Origin and Etymology of porter

Middle English portour, from Anglo-French porteour, from Late Latin portator, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare


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porter

verb por·ter

Definition of porter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to transport or carry as or as if by a porter

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to act as a porter

First Known Use of porter

1609


Porter

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biographical name Por·ter \ˈpȯr-tər\

Definition of Porter

  1. Cole Albert 1891–1964 American songwriter


Porter

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Definition of Porter

  1. David 1780–1843 and his son David Dixon 1813–1891 American naval officers


Porter

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Definition of Porter

  1. Gene 1868–1924 née Stratton American novelist


Porter

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Definition of Porter

  1. Katherine Anne 1890–1980 American writer


Porter

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Definition of Porter

  1. Noah 1811–1892 American philosopher and lexicographer


Porter

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Definition of Porter

  1. William Sydney 1862–1910 pseudonym O. Hen*ryplay \(ˈ)ō-ˈhen-rē\ American short-story writer


PORTER Defined for Kids

porter

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noun por·ter \ˈpȯr-tər\

Definition of porter for Students

  1. 1 :  a person whose job is to carry baggage (as at a hotel)

  2. 2 :  a person whose job is helping passengers on a train



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