English version

porter in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishporterpor‧ter /ˈpɔːtə $ ˈpɔːrtər/ noun  1 [countable]BOTT someone whose job is to carry people’s bags at railway stations, airports etc2 [countable] British EnglishMN someone in charge of the entrance to a hotel, hospital etc3 [countable] British EnglishBOCARRY someone whose job is to carry heavy goods at markets4 [countable] American EnglishTTRBO someone whose job is to look after the part of a train where people sleep5 [countable] American English someone whose job is to look after a building by cleaning it, repairing things etc6 [uncountable] old-fashionedDFD a dark brown bitter beer
Examples from the Corpus
porterI went to pick up luggage too, but a porter came and took it from me.Far down the platform a porter rolled milk-churns out of the sun into the shade.The guards and porters walked about, the bell was rung, the signal was given ad the train started off.Also patron of bachelors, bus drivers, porters, travelers, and truck drivers; he is invoked against nightmares.The hall porter will direct you.He worked his way up from kitchen porter, assistant cook, employment at a casino and by painting and decorating.Lobsang Junior, one of our porters, was taking a volleyball home to Pishu while another porter carried the net.The porter was expecting them and let Maxim park in an awkward position on the forecourt pavement.