porter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin porta gate — more at port Date: 13th century chiefly British a person stationed at a door or gate to admit or assist those entering II. noun Etymology: Middle English portour, from Anglo-French porteour, from Late Latin portator, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare Date: 14th century 1. a person who carries burdens; especially one employed to carry baggage for patrons at a hotel or transportation terminal 2. a parlor-car or sleeping-car attendant who waits on passengers and makes up berths 3. [short for porter's beer] a heavy dark brown beer brewed from browned or charred malt 4. a person who does routine cleaning (as in a hospital or office) III. verb Date: 1609 transitive verb to transport or carry as or as if by a porter intransitive verb to act as a porter

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