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porter

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noun por·ter \ ˈpȯr-tər \

Definition of porter

chiefly British
: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

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
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[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 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

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


Porter

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PORTER Defined for Kids

porter

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noun por·ter \ ˈpȯr-tər \

Definition of porter for Students

1 :a person whose job is to carry baggage (as at a hotel)
2 :a person whose job is helping passengers on a train


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