doorkeeper


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door·keep·er

 (dôr′kē′pər)
n.
One who is employed to guard an entrance or gateway.

doorkeeper

(ˈdɔːˌkiːpə)
n
1. (Professions) a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders

door•keep•er

(ˈdɔrˌki pər, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
1. a person who guards the entrance of a building.
2. Brit. a janitor; hall porter.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorkeeper - an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamberdoorkeeper - an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
2.doorkeeper - the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"
3.doorkeeper - someone who guards an entrancedoorkeeper - 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
Translations

doorkeeper

[ˈdɔːˌkiːpəʳ] Nportero/a m/f, conserje mf

doorkeeper

[ˈdɔːrkiːpər] n [hotel] → portier m

doorkeeper

[ˈdɔːˌkiːpəʳ] nportiere m
References in classic literature ?
Others pretend that it's the acting-manager's doorkeeper.
A doorkeeper, named Sangiar, who had been a slave of Khacan's, hearing this order given, slipped out of the king's apartment, and hastened to warn Noureddin to take flight instantly with the beautiful Persian.
So saying the doorkeeper led the way into the Caliph's garden, the beauties of which filled them with wonder and amazement.
Mordaunt followed Bernouin, who led him through the adjacent chamber and left him with a doorkeeper, showing him the way out.
The true difficulty of being admitted was not to be found at the first door, and even the second was passed easily enough; but at the third watched, besides the guard and the doorkeepers, the faithful Bernouin, a Cerberus whom no speech could soften, no wand, even of gold, could charm.
The doorkeeper was gone but for a moment, and when he returned, he signified that Bradley's party was to enter the next chamber; but first each of the Wieroos removed his curved weapon and laid it upon the floor.
The old doorkeeper fussed out of the cloak-room with my hat.
It was the recollection of that confounded doorkeeper who had called after me.
All the officials sitting on the further side under the portrait of the Tsar and the eagle, delighted at any distraction, looked round at the door; but the doorkeeper standing at the door at once drove out the intruder, and closed the glass door after him.
He then lays certain silver money on the table, finds his hat, gropes his way down the broken stairs, gives a good morning to some rat-ridden doorkeeper, in bed in a black hutch beneath the stairs, and passes out.
What does your blockhead father when he and Mrs Rudge have laid their heads together, but goes there when he ought to be abed, makes interest with his friend the doorkeeper, slips him on a mask and domino, and mixes with the masquers.
The doorkeeper did not even peep out from behind his screen.