There are 2 definitions of porter in English:

porter1

Syllabification: por·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpôrdər
 
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noun

1A person employed to carry luggage and other loads, especially in a railroad station, airport, or hotel.
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  • The car drove off to the train station, and the porters put her luggage on the train.
  • Commuters alighting at the station, porters with luggage on their head and the crowds on the platform as the train arrives, were all there.
  • For many years he worked as a railway porter and engine driver in Moscow, painting in his spare time, but from 1967 he was a full-time artist.
Synonyms
carrier, baggage clerk, redcap
1.1A person employed to carry supplies on a mountaineering expedition.
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  • Another group that has carved out an occupational niche for itself is the Sherpas, who are well known as guides and porters for mountain-climbing expeditions.
  • The military also forces villages to supply porters to carry army supplies to their operations.
  • Late in a day of falling into waist-deep slime, being bitten by ants, and clawing up mudslides, my expedition mates, our porters, and I crawled under a rock to escape the cold, driving rain.
1.2North American An attendant in a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
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  • He was a porter on a Pullman sleeping car during the golden age of rail travel.
  • Parks had worked closely with E.D. Nixon, a black trade unionist in Montgomery, the head of the local branch of the sleeping car porters ' union and a longtime fighter for voting rights and other issues.
  • Bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.
2Dark brown bitter beer brewed from malt partly charred or browned by drying at a high temperature.
[originally made as a drink for porters]
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  • Three beer styles are eligible in the competition: sweet stout, brown porter and best bitter.
  • For example, Pilsner is one of the most popular lagers, while porter and stout are examples of ales.
  • Originally, all beers were dark and heavy, similar to the porters, stouts and brown ales of Britain.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French porteour, from medieval Latin portator, from Latin portare 'carry'.

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There are 2 definitions of porter in English:

porter2

Syllabification: por·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpôrdər
 
/

noun

An employee in charge of the entrance of a hotel, apartment complex, or other large building.
More example sentences
  • The porters at the College and eleven hired security officials then detained a man at the instruction of the College Dean while the police were called.
  • She pursued the thief onto the High Street before returning to Exeter College to alert the porters.
  • He worked as a night porter in hotels, which no doubt gave him time to read.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French portier, from late Latin portarius, from porta 'gate, door'.

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