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1. porter

noun. ['ˈpɔrtɝ'] a person employed to carry luggage and supplies.

Synonyms

  • labourer
  • laborer
  • skycap
  • jack
  • redcap

Antonyms

  • displease
  • mistress
  • slave driver
  • boss

Etymology

  • portour (Anglo-Norman)
  • porteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Porter

  • fourthquarter
  • thirdquarter
  • mcwhorter
  • snorter
  • sortor
  • sorter
  • shorter
  • quarter
  • puerto
  • morter
  • mortar
  • horter
  • gorter
  • courter
  • corter

Example sentences of the word porter


1. Noun, singular or mass
There are no formal qualifications required in order to become a hotel porter.

2. porter

noun. ['ˈpɔrtɝ'] someone who guards an entrance.

Synonyms

  • doorman
  • night porter
  • ostiary
  • ticket collector
  • ticket taker
  • guard
  • hall porter
  • gatekeeper
  • commissionaire
  • door guard

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • lack
  • stay in place
  • lose

Etymology

  • portour (Anglo-Norman)
  • porteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. Porter

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

4. porter

noun. ['ˈpɔrtɝ'] a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars).

Synonyms

  • employee

Antonyms

  • precede
  • take away

Etymology

  • portour (Anglo-Norman)
  • porteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. porter

noun. ['ˈpɔrtɝ'] a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley.

Synonyms

  • porter's beer

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • lower

Etymology

  • portour (Anglo-Norman)
  • porteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. Porter

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

Synonyms

  • O. Henry

7. Porter

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

Synonyms

  • Cole Porter

8. porter

verb. ['ˈpɔrtɝ'] carry luggage or supplies.

Synonyms

  • transport

Antonyms

  • padrone
  • Simon Legree

Etymology

  • portour (Anglo-Norman)
  • porteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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