concierge


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con·cierge

 (kôN-syârzh′)
n.
1. A staff member of a hotel or apartment complex who assists guests or residents, as by handling the storage of luggage, taking and delivering messages, and making reservations for tours.
2. A person, especially in France, who lives in an apartment house, attends the entrance, and serves as a janitor.

[French, from Old French cumcerges, from Vulgar Latin *cōnservius, alteration of Latin cōnservus, fellow slave : com-, com- + servus, slave.]

concierge

(ˌkɒnsɪˈɛəʒ; French kɔ̃sjɛrʒ)
n
(Commerce) (esp in France) a caretaker of a block of flats, hotel, etc, esp one who lives on the premises
[C17: from French, ultimately from Latin conservus, from servus slave]

con•cierge

(ˌkɒn siˈɛərʒ; Fr. kɔ̃ˈsyɛrʒ)

n., pl. -cierges (-siˈɛər ʒɪz; Fr. -ˈsyɛrʒ)
1. (esp. in France) a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is often the owner's representative or caretaker.
2. a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets.
3. an employee in an apartment house who directs or carries out various services relating to the building or its tenants.
[1640–50; < French; Old French cumserges < Latin con- con- + serviēns, present participle of servīre to serve]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concierge - a French caretaker of apartments or a hotelconcierge - a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
Translations

concierge

[ˌkɔ̃ːnsɪˈɛəʒ] Nconserje m

concierge

[ˌkɒnsiˈɛərʒ ˈkɒnsiɛərʒ] nconcierge mf

concierge

nPortier m, → Portiersfrau f
References in classic literature ?
He told him so, but the concierge sent him this reply: `If any one came to me from M.
Do not go to the concierge save at the last minute; it is brave, but it is not wise.
In a few words I told them what had happened, and directed the concierge to join Monsieur Stangerson with all speed, while his wife came with me to open the park gate.
He could not have escaped by the door, which is narrow, and on the threshold of which the concierge stood with the lamp, while her husband and I searched for him in every corner of the little room, where it is impossible for anyone to hide himself.
We have also wished to question the concierges, but they are invisible.
A small door, close to the lodge of the concierge, gave ingress and egress to the servants and masters when they were on foot.
This door was a mockery to the concierge, from whose vigilance and jurisdiction it was free, and, like that famous portal in the "Arabian Nights," opening at the "Sesame" of Ali Baba, it was wont to swing backward at a cabalistic word or a concerted tap from without from the sweetest voices or whitest fingers in the world.
But the concierge, somewhat to my surprise, had never heard of it.
Those,' my dear fellow, are my concierge, her husband and her brother.
My concierge had never been to the Opera--this is, the first time--and, as she is now going to come every night, I wanted her to have a good seat, before spending her time showing other people to theirs.
Though the rent and the cleaning by the concierge would come to a little more, they would save on the petit dejeuner, which they could make themselves.
Philip saw no sign of it, but supposed perhaps the concierge would bring it up when he was gone.