Definitions of porter:
  • noun:   a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
  • noun:   a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
  • noun:   a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
  • noun:   United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
  • noun:   United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
  • noun:   United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
  • noun:   someone who guards an entrance
  • verb:   carry luggage or supplies
    Example: "They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 1449 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #129)
  • name:  A male given name (common: 1 in 25000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1200)

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