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por·ter 1

 (pôr′tər)
n.
1. A person employed to carry burdens, especially an attendant who carries travelers' baggage at a hotel or transportation station.
2. A railroad employee who waits on passengers in a sleeping car or parlor car.
3. A maintenance worker for a building or institution.

[Middle English portour, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin portātor, from Latin portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

por·ter 2

 (pôr′tər)
n. Chiefly British
One in charge of a gate or door.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin portārius, from Latin porta, gate; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

por·ter 3

 (pôr′tər)
n.
A dark beer resembling light stout, made from malt browned or charred by drying at a high temperature.

[Short for porter's ale (probably so called because it was favored by laborers in the 1700s).]

porter

(ˈpɔːtə)
n
1. a person employed to carry luggage, parcels, supplies, etc, esp at a railway station or hotel
2. (in hospitals) a person employed to move patients from place to place
3. (Railways) US and Canadian a railway employee who waits on passengers, esp in a sleeper
4. E African a manual labourer
[C14: from Old French portour, from Late Latin portātōr, from Latin portāre to carry]

porter

(ˈpɔːtə)
n
1. chiefly Brit a person in charge of a gate or door; doorman or gatekeeper
2. a person employed by a university or college as a caretaker and doorkeeper who also answers enquiries
3. a person in charge of the maintenance of a building, esp a block of flats
4. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Also called: ostiary a person ordained to what was formerly the lowest in rank of the minor orders
[C13: from Old French portier, from Late Latin portārius doorkeeper, from Latin porta door]

porter

(ˈpɔːtə)
n
(Brewing) Brit a dark sweet ale brewed from black malt
[C18: shortened from porter's ale, apparently because it was a favourite beverage of porters]

Porter

(ˈpɔːtə)
n
1. (Biography) Cole. 1893–1964, US composer and lyricist of musical comedies. His most popular songs include Night and Day and Let's do It
2. (Biography) George, Baron Porter of Luddenham. 1920–2002, British chemist, who shared a Nobel prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis
3. (Biography) Katherine Anne. 1890–1980, US short-story writer and novelist. Her best-known collections of stories are Flowering Judas (1930) and Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)
4. (Biography) Peter. 1929–2010, Australian poet, lived in Britain
5. (Biography) Rodney Robert. 1917–85, British biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1972 for determining the structure of an antibody
6. (Biography) William Sidney. original name of O. Henry

por•ter1

(ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. a person hired to carry packages or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel.
2. a person who does cleaning and maintenance work in a building, factory, store, etc.
3. an attendant in a railroad parlor car or sleeping car.
[1350–1400; Middle English, variant of portour < Middle French porteour < Late Latin portātōrem, acc. of portātor. See port5, -or2]

por•ter2

(ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
a person who has charge of a door or gate; doorkeeper.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin portārius gatekeeper]

por•ter3

(ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
a heavy, dark brown ale made with malt browned by drying at a high temperature.
[1720–30; short for porter's ale, appar. orig. brewed for porters]

Por•ter

(ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. Cole, 1893–1964, U.S. composer.
2. Sir George, born 1920, British chemist: Nobel prize 1967.
3. Katherine Anne, 1890–1980, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
4. Rodney Robert, 1917–85, British biochemist: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1972.
5. William Sydney ( “O. Henry” ), 1862–1910, U.S. short-story writer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porter - a person employed to carry luggage and suppliesporter - a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
redcap - a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
skycap - a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at an airport
2.porter - someone who guards an entranceporter - someone who guards an entrance  
commissionaire - a uniformed doorman
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
night porter - a porter on duty during the night
ticket collector, ticket taker - someone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets
3.Porter - United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
4.Porter - United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
5.porter - United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)Porter - United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
6.porter - a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
7.porter - a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
ale - a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
Verb1.porter - carry luggage or supplies; "They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

porter

1
noun (Chiefly Brit.) doorman, caretaker, janitor, concierge, gatekeeper a porter at the block of flats

porter

2
noun baggage attendant, carrier, bearer, baggage-carrier A porter slammed the baggage compartment doors.
Translations
بَوّاب، حَمّالحارِس ، بوّابشَيَّالعَتّال
nosičvrátný
bærerdørvogterdragerportnerportør
kantaja
nosačnosačica
hordárteherhordó
burîarmaîurdyravörîur
ポーター
포터
nešikas
nesējsšveicars
nosačvratar
vaktmästare
พนักงานยกกระเป๋า
hamalkapıcıyük taşıyıcı
người khuân vác

porter

[ˈpɔːtəʳ]
A. N
1. (Rail, Aer) → maletero m, mozo m de cuerda or de estación, changador m (S. Cone) (US) (Rail) → mozo m de los coches-cama, camarero m (LAm); (touting for custom) → mozo m de cuerda
2. (Brit) [of hotel, office etc] → portero/a m/f
3. (= Sherpa) → porteador m
4. (in hospital) → camillero/a m/f
5. (o.f.) (= beer) → cerveza f negra
B. CPD porter's lodge Nportería f, conserjería f

porter

[ˈpɔːrr] n
(for luggage)porteur m
(block of flats)gardien(ne) m/f; (in hotel, public building)portier mporter's lodge nloge f du gardien (or de la gardienne)

porter

1
n (of office etc)Pförtner(in) m(f), → Portier m, → Portiersfrau f; (= hospital porter)Assistent(in) m(f); (at hotel) → Portier m, → Portiersfrau f; (Rail, at airport) → Gepäckträger(in) m(f); (= Sherpa etc)(Lasten)träger(in) m(f); (US Rail) → Schlafwagenschaffner(in) m(f); porter’s lodgePförtnerloge f

porter

2
n (= beer)Porter m or nt

porter

[ˈpɔːtəʳ] n (of office) → portinaio/a, portiere/a; (of hotel) → portiere/a (Rail, Aer) → facchino, portabagagli m inv (Am) (Rail) → addetto ai vagoni letto

porter

(ˈpoːtə) noun
1. a person whose job is to carry luggage in a railway station etc. The old lady could not find a porter to carry her suitcase from the train.
2. a person whose job is to carry things eg in rough country where there is no other form of transport. He set off into the jungle with three porters.
3. a doorman or attendant in a hotel etc. a hospital porter.

porter

شَيَّال nosič portner Portier αχθοφόρος mozo kantaja portier nosač facchino ポーター 포터 kruier portner portier carregador носильщик vaktmästare พนักงานยกกระเป๋า hamal người khuân vác 守门人