porter: Meaning and Definition of
- a person hired to carry burdens or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel.
- a person who does cleaning and maintenance work in a building, factory, store, etc.
- an attendant in a railroad parlor car or sleeping car.
- a person who has charge of a door or gate; doorkeeper.
- ostiary (def. 1).
- a heavy, dark-brown ale made with malt browned by drying at a high temperature.
- 1893–1964, U.S. composer.
- 1780–1843, U.S. naval officer.
- his son,1813–91, Union naval officer in the Civil War.
- (Gene Stratton Porter), 1868–1924, U.S. novelist.
- born 1920, British chemist: Nobel prize 1967.
- 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
- 1811–92, U.S. educator, writer, and lexicographer.
- 1917–85, British biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1972.
- (“O. Henry”), 1862–1910, U.S. short-story writer.
- a male given name.
- porter (Thesaurus)