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 ?
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.
Naseby; between you and me, I was DECAVE; I borrowed fifty francs, smuggled my valise past the concierge - a work of considerable tact - and here I am
said D'Artagnan; "you have at some wicket of the Louvre a CONCIERGE who is devoted to you, and who, thanks to a password, would--"
Though answered in the negative, he begged so earnestly to be permitted to visit those on the fifth floor, that, in despite of the oft-repeated assurance of the concierge that they were occupied, Dantes succeeded in inducing the man to go up to the tenants, and ask permission for a gentleman to be allowed to look at them.
But, now that the duke had escaped, the concierge had seen fit to fasten the gate with a double lock.
It was an ordinary Parisian house, with a gateway, on one side of which was a glazed watch-box, with a sliding panel in the window, indicating a loge de concierge.
At a distance he perceived the Castle of Louis of Orleans, which, having become part of the crown domain, was kept by an old concierge.
But the concierge, somewhat to my surprise, had never heard of it.
He referred to her ironically as la fille de mon concierge.
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.
Though the promontory consisted of flats--expensive, with cavernous entrance halls, full of concierges and palms--it fulfilled its purpose, and gained for the older houses opposite a certain measure of peace.