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Meaning & Definition of Porter in English

English

Porter

/pɔrtər/

noun

1. A person employed to carry luggage and supplies

    synonym:
  • porter

2. Someone who guards an entrance

    synonym:
  • doorkeeper
  • ,
  • doorman
  • ,
  • door guard
  • ,
  • hall porter
  • ,
  • porter
  • ,
  • gatekeeper
  • ,
  • ostiary

3. United states writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)

    synonym:
  • Porter
  • ,
  • Katherine Anne Porter

4. United states composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)

    synonym:
  • Porter
  • ,
  • Cole Porter
  • ,
  • Cole Albert Porter

5. United states writer of short stories whose pen name was o. henry (1862-1910)

    synonym:
  • Porter
  • ,
  • William Sydney Porter
  • ,
  • O. Henry

6. A railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)

    synonym:
  • porter
  • ,
  • Pullman porter

7. A very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley

    synonym:
  • porter
  • ,
  • porter's beer

verb

1. Carry luggage or supplies

  • "They portered the food up mount kilimanjaro for the tourists"
    synonym:
  • porter

Examples of using

Kumiko got a porter to carry her suitcase at the airport.