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Porter

Porter Meaning & Definition
Porter Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Porter?

[n] dark sweet ale brewed from black malt
[n] someone who guards the entrance to a building
[n] a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
[n] a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
[n] American writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
[n] United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
[n] United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
[v] act as a porter; carry as a porter

Synonyms | Synonyms for Porter: Cole Albert Porter | Cole Porter | door guard | doorkeeper | doorman | gatekeeper | hall porter | Katherine Anne Porter | O. Henry | ostiary | porter's beer | Pullman porter | redcap | William Sydney Porter

Related Terms | Find terms related to Porter: Aquarius | baggage man | bakehead | bearer | bheesty | brakeman | brakie | busboy | butcher | caddie | caretaker | cargo handler | carrier | carrier pigeon | carter | cerberus | cleaner | common carrier | concierge | conductor | conveyer | coolie | cupbearer | dispatcher | doorkeeper | doorman | drayman | express | expressman | fireman | footplate man | freighter | Ganymede | gatekeeper | guard | gun bearer | hauler | Hebe | homing pigeon | janitor | letter carrier | lineman | litter-bearer | ostiary | railroad man | railroader | receptionist | redcap | shield-bearer | skycap | smoke agent | stationmaster | stevedore | stoker | stretcher-bearer | super | superintendent | switchman | the Water Bearer | trainboy | trainman | trainmaster | transporter | truck driver | trucker | usher | wagoner | warden | watchman | water boy | water carrier | yardman | yardmaster

See Also | ale | author | carry | commissionaire | composer | employee | guard | jack | laborer | labourer | manual laborer | night porter | stout | ticket collector | ticket taker | transport | writer

Porter In Webster's Dictionary

\Por"ter\, n. [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a gate, door. See {Port} a gate.] A man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who waits at the door to receive messages. --Shak. To him the porter openeth. --John x. 3.
\Por"ter\, n. [F. porteur, fr. porter to carry, L. portare. See {Port} to carry.] 1. A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire. 2. (Forging) A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and heating; -- called also {porter bar}. 3. A malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities. Note: Porter is said to be so called as having been first used chiefly by the London porters, and this application of the word is supposed to be not older than 1750.

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