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Definitions for porter
ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-porter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. porternoun

    a person employed to carry luggage and supplies

  2. doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiarynoun

    someone who guards an entrance

  3. Porter, Katherine Anne Porternoun

    United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)

  4. Porter, Cole Porter, Cole Albert Porternoun

    United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)

  5. Porter, William Sydney Porter, O. Henrynoun

    United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)

  6. porter, Pullman porternoun

    a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)

  7. porter, porter's beerverb

    a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley

  8. porterverb

    carry luggage or supplies

    "They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Porternoun

    a man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who waits at the door to receive messages

    Etymology: [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a gate, door. See Port a gate.]

  2. Porternoun

    a carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire

    Etymology: [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a gate, door. See Port a gate.]

  3. Porternoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a gate, door. See Port a gate.]

  4. Porternoun

    a malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities

    Etymology: [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a gate, door. See Port a gate.]

Freebase

  1. Porter

    Porter is a dark style of beer originating in London in the 18th century, descended from brown beer, a well-hopped beer made from brown malt. The name is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. The name "stout" for a dark beer is believed to have come about because a strong porter may be called "Extra Porter" or "Double Porter" or "Stout Porter". The term "Stout Porter" would later be shortened to just "Stout". For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called "Extra Superior Porter" and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Porter

    pōrt′ėr, n. a door-keeper or gate-keeper: one who waits at the door to receive messages:—fem. Port′eress, Port′ress.—n. Port′erage, the office or duty of a porter.—Porter's lodge, a house or an apartment near a gate for the use of the porter. [O. Fr. portier—Low L. portarius—L. porta, a gate.]

  2. Porter

    pōrt′ėr, n. one who carries burdens for hire: a dark-brown malt liquor, prob. because a favourite drink with London porters.—ns. Port′erage, carriage: charge made by a porter for carrying goods; Port′er-house, a restaurant; Port′erhouse-steak (U.S.), a choice cut of beef-steak next to the sirloin.—adv. Port′erly, like a porter: coarse. [O. Fr. porteur—L. portāre, to carry.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Porter

    Another name for “Entire,” which was first retailed at “The Blue Last” in Curtain Road, Finsbury. Finding that it was in great request by the porters who frequented that house of call, the publican dropped the name of “Entire” and called it “Porter.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of porter in a Sentence

  1. Bill Murphy:

    This hung jury does not mean it's the end of Officer Porter's case.

  2. Danny Lavergne:

    Southwestern Louisiana could get 15-20 inches of rain from Harvey. Flash floods warnings went into effect through Thursday as areas along the coast faced tropical storm warnings. Flooding has already taken over localized streets since Sunday, The Weather Channel reported. An emergency response official in a coastal Louisiana parish said the threat of flooding from Harvey's torrential rains could be new ground for us. Harvey has been blamed for at least five confirmed deaths, including a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains toppled onto her trailer home. In addition, a Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No bodies have been recovered. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equaled or surpassed those of Tropical Storm Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow.The city's normally bustling business district was virtually deserted Monday, with emergency vehicles making up most of the traffic. Most businesses were closed. In Louisiana, Danny Lavergne, director of Cameron Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said approximately 30 roads in the parish were covered with water but remained passable by Monday morning. It's far from being over.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Il ya environ 140+ ans, le 20 mai 1873, le brevet nous 139,121 couvrant l'invention des «jeans» a été délivré à deux inventeurs américains, Jacob Davis et Levi Strauss. La plupart des inventeurs, encore aujourd'hui, souhaitent secrètement qu'ils avaient inventé les jeans, en raison de la beauté et de la grâce, couplé avec simplicité et confort, que les jeans bleus ont créé dans notre monde. I aime porter des jeans casual wear que pendant les week-ends. Je pense aussi que chaque fois qu'une célébrité ou une beauté ou un génie porte des jeans, il fait toujours déclaration de mode les plus percutants.

  4. Joandrea McAtee:

    Do n’t Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds tell no other adults.

  5. Richard Shipley:

    We thank this hard-working jury for their service to the public, their quest for justice, their personal sacrifice of their time and effort. We are not at all upset with them, neither should the public be upset. They did the best that they could, we are hopeful that( Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn) Mosby will retry William Porter as soon as possible, and that Attorney Marilyn next jury will reach a verdict. Once again, we ask the public to remain calm and patient, because we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. We are calm ; you should be calm, too.

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