porter
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɔɹtɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɔːtə/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ˈpo(ː)ɹtɚ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ˈpoətə/
Noun

porter (plural porters)

  1. A person who carries luggage and related objects.
    By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.
  2. (entomology) An ant having the specialized role of carrying.
  3. (computing) One who ports software (makes it usable on another platform).
Translations Noun

porter (plural porters)

  1. A person in control of the entrance to a building.
  2. (bowling) An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
  3. A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
  4. (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).
Translations Translations
  • French: porter
  • Portuguese: pórter
  • Russian: по́ртер
Verb

porter (porters, present participle portering; past and past participle portered)

  1. To serve as a porter; to carry.

Porter
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name



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