HyperDic: porter

English > 8 senses of the word porter / Porter:
NOUNperson portera person employed to carry luggage and supplies
person porter, doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, gatekeeper, ostiarysomeone who guards / guards an entrance
person Porter, Katherine Anne PorterUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
person Porter, Cole Porter, Cole Albert PorterUnited States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
person Porter, William Sydney Porter, O. HenryUnited States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
person porter, Pullman portera railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
foodporter, porter's beera very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
VERBcontactportercarry luggage or supplies
porter / Porter > pronunciation
Soundspao'rter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > porter: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person employed to carry luggage and supplies.
NarrowerredcapA porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
skycapA porter who helps passengers with their baggage at an airport
Broaderlaborer, manual laborer, labourer, jacksomeone who works with their hands
Spanishchangador, changarín, faquín, fardero, ganapán, mozo de cordel, mozo de cuerda, mozo de esquina, palanquín
Catalanbastaix, camàlic, mosso, porter
Verbsportcarry, bear, convey, or bring
portercarry luggage or supplies
English > porter: 8 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who guards / guards an entrance.
Synonymsdoorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, gatekeeper, ostiary
NarrowercommissionaireA uniformed doorman
night porterA porter on duty during the night
ticket collector, ticket takersomeone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets
BroaderguardA person who keeps watch over something or someone
Spanishconserje, guardabarrera, ostiario, portero
Catalanconserge, ostiario, porter
English > Porter: 8 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980).
SynonymKatherine Anne Porter
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishKatherine Anne Porter, Porter
CatalanKatherine Anne Porter, Porter
English > Porter: 8 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningUnited States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946).
SynonymsCole Porter, Cole Albert Porter
Instance ofcomposersomeone who composes music as a profession
SpanishCole Albert Porter, Cole Porter, Porter
CatalanCole Porter
English > Porter: 8 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningUnited States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910).
SynonymsWilliam Sydney Porter, O. Henry
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishO. Henry, William Sydney Porter
CatalanO. Henry, Porter
English > porter: 8 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningA railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars).
SynonymPullman porter
BroaderemployeeA worker who is hired to perform a job
Spanishmozo de ferrocarril, mozo
English > porter: 8 senses > noun 7, food
MeaningA very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley.
Synonymporter's beer
BroaderaleA general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast
Spanishcerveza negra
Catalancervesa negra
English > porter: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcarry luggage or supplies.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Nounsportera person employed to carry luggage and supplies
porteragethe transportation of burdens by porters
porteragethe charge for carrying burdens by porters

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