Definitions for Janitorˈdʒæn ɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jan•i•torˈdʒæn ɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to keep the public areas clean and do minor repairs; caretaker.

  2. Archaic. a doorkeeper or porter.

Origin of janitor:

1575–85; < L jānitor doorkeeper =jāni-, comb. form of jānus doorway, covered passage +-tor -tor

jan`i•to′ri•al-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. janitor(noun)

    someone employed to clean and maintain a building

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. janitor(noun)ˈdʒæn ɪ tər

    sb whose job is to clean and maintain a building

    the school janitor


  1. janitor(Noun)

    someone who looks after the maintenance and cleaning of a public building.

  2. janitor(Noun)

    a doorman

Webster Dictionary

  1. Janitor(noun)

    a door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc


  1. Janitor

    A janitor, janitress, custodian "cleaner" or caretaker is a professional who takes care of buildings such as hospitals, schools and residential accommodation. Janitors' primary responsibility is as a cleaner. In some cases they will also carry out maintenance and security duties. A similar position, but usually with more managerial duties and not including cleaning, is occupied by building superintendents in the USA.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From _jangle_, to quarrel, and _torrid_, meaning hot. Hot and quarrelsome.

Translations for Janitor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a caretaker or a doorkeeper.

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