What does janitor mean?

Definitions for janitorˈdʒæn ɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word janitor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. janitor(noun)

    someone employed to clean and maintain a building


  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

  2. Origin: [L., fr. janua a door.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Janitor

    jan′i-tor, n. a doorkeeper: a porter:—fem. Jan′itrix. [L., from janua, a door.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of janitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of janitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for janitor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • domácí, vrátná, domovmík, domovnice, vrátnýCzech
  • Hausmeisterin, Pförtner, Pförtnerin, Hauswartin, Hausmeister, HauswartGerman
  • conserje, bedel, portero, porteraSpanish
  • ovenvartija, huoltomies, talkkari, vahtimestari, siivooja, portieeri, ovimies, portsari, talonmiesFinnish
  • portier, conciergeFrench
  • doirseoirIrish
  • चौकीदारHindi
  • portás, gondnok, házfelügyelő, kapusHungarian
  • հավաքարար, դռնապանArmenian
  • marbot, pesuruhIndonesian
  • 玄関番Japanese
  • ದ್ವಾರಪಾಲಕನುKannada
  • concierge, portierDutch
  • woźna, woźnyPolish
  • zelador, porteiroPortuguese
  • швейцар, вахтёр, вахтёрша, портье, дворник, консьержRussian
  • domar, vratar, portirSerbo-Croatian
  • vaktmästareSwedish
  • جینٹرUrdu
  • 門警Chinese

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