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/ˈpôrtər/,
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porters, plural;
  1. An employee in charge of the entrance of a hotel, apartment complex, or other large building


  1. a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
  2. carry luggage or supplies; "They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"
  3. doorkeeper: someone who guards an entrance
  4. United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
  5. United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
  6. a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
  7. Porter was a Mexican indie rock band based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  8. Porter is a dark-coloured style of beer. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. The name was first used in the 18th century from its popularity with the street and river porters of London. It is generally brewed with dark malts. ...
  9. A porter, also called a bearer, is a person who carries objects for others.
  10. The majority of colleges at the universities of Cambridge, Durham and Oxford, as well as newer collegiate universities such as York and older universities like St David's College, have members of staff called porters. There is normally a head porter and a team of other porters. ...
  11. USS Porter (DDG-78) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Porter is named after Commodore David Porter, and his son, Admiral David Dixon Porter.
  12. An ostiarius, a Latin word sometimes anglicized as Ostiary but often literally translated as porter or doorman, originally was a servant or guard posted at the entrance of a building. See also gatekeeper.
  13. (Porters) Multi-functional college staff who act as receptionists, administrators (to an extent), mailmen, and sometimes porters. Generally known as the "grumpy old men" in Cambridge – however there are occasionally nice ones and female ones in a few colleges.
  14. A characteristically dark brown beer, of English origin. The bitterness of this beer derives from the use of roasted, unmalted barley.
  15. Seeing a porter in a dream, denotes decided bad luck and eventful happenings. To imagine yourself a porter, denotes humble circumstances. To hire one, you will be able to enjoy whatever success comes to you. To discharge one, signifies that disagreeable charges will be preferred against you.
  16. Someone who "carries" software from one platform to another. Porting programs written in platform-dependent languages such as C can be difficult work, but porting programs like Perl is very much worth the agony.
  17. A London style of beer. It is a lighter-bodied companion to stout. Porters are roasted-tasting dark brews that are bottom-fermented and stronger in alcohol.
  18. an extremely dark brew that is mild in alcohol. It originated in London as a richer alternative to ales. It gets its dark color and rich flavor from roasted, unmalted barley.
  19. A heavy, dark-brown, strongly flavored beer. The dark color and strong flavor comes from roasted malt. Usually higher in alcohol than regular beers.
  20. A single engined turbine aircraft carrying up to ten jumpers.
  21. (in  Rodney Robert Porter (British biochemist))
  22. rail janitor with extra assigned duties, such as collecting signboards or trainphones.
  23. n. You will know who they are (and vice versa).
  24. Door man of large building residential or commercial- responsible for the front entrance, security and the well being of the occupants.
  25. Not to be confused with hotel staff who carry your bags, Oxford porters have an office at the front door of college where they control who comes into the college, deter tourists from disturbing people, and direct people who have got a bit lost. ...