concierge(redirected from concierges)
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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)
(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.