HyperDic: ostiary

English > 2 senses of the word ostiary:
NOUNperson ostiary, doorkeeper, ostiariusthe lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
person ostiary, doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeepersomeone who guards / guards an entrance
English > ostiary: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church.
Synonymsdoorkeeper, ostiarius
BroaderHoly Order, Order(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
clergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Spanishostiario, ostiarius
Catalanostiarius
English > ostiary: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who guards / guards an entrance.
Synonymsdoorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper
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

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