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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ed Gillespie:

    From immigrant janitor to West Wing of the White House in two generations' time, it's an incredible country.

  2. Cameron Carroll:

    I saw the flag being lowered, and the janitor just kind of put the flag under his arm, i kind of couldn’t stand for that.

  3. Sam King:

    She really comes from the same background as a lot of regular people here, her father worked as a janitor, he had to support the household. She's not from wealth, and just the way she talks is very inspiring.

  4. Paula Junghans:

    They are saying they want to know who is doing what all the way from the most powerful person in the company down to the janitor, maybe the most senior person will be able to defend himself, but the janitor or the middle manager won't. Those are the ones that are really going to get hurt.

  5. Rick DePiro:

    It's better to be a janitor in heaven Than to sit on a throne in hell It's better to sweep the streets of gold Than to have illegitimate unearned wealth. We live today in a world of much irrational entitlement and participation trophies. Earn your place, fight for your rights, stand with honor and for God's sake, keep quiet unless you actually know what you're talking about!

Images & Illustrations of janitor

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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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