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Definitions and Synonyms of porter | Another word for porter | What is porter?

Definition 1: a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is a kind of ...) a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

Definition 2: a person employed to carry luggage and supplies - [noun denoting person]

(porter is a kind of ...) someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

(... is a kind of porter ) a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station

(... is a kind of porter ) a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at an airport

Definition 3: a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is a kind of ...) a worker who is hired to perform a job

Definition 4: someone who guards an entrance - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is a kind of ...) a person who keeps watch over something or someone

(... is a kind of porter ) a uniformed doorman

(... is a kind of porter ) a porter on duty during the night

(... is a kind of porter ) someone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets

Definition 5: United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 6: United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is an instance of ...) someone who composes music as a profession

Definition 7: United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for porter in the sense of this definition

(porter is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 8: carry luggage or supplies - [verb of contact]

Samples where porter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists

(porter is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

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