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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman portour, from Old French porteor, from Latin portātor, from past participle of portare (to carry)

NounEdit

porter (plural porters)

  1. A person who carries luggage and related objects.
    By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.
  2. (entomology) An ant having the specialized role of carrying.
  3. (computing) One who ports software (makes it usable on another platform).
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman portour, from Old French portier, from Late Latin portarius (gatekeeper), from Latin porta (gate).

NounEdit

porter (plural porters)

  1. A person in control of the entrance to a building.
  2. (bowling) An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
  3. A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
  4. (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).
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VerbEdit

porter (third-person singular simple present porters, present participle portering, simple past and past participle portered)

  1. To serve as a porter; to carry.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From porta or from Late Latin portārius, from Latin porta. Compare French portier.

NounEdit

porter m (plural porters)

  1. doorman, doorkeeper, gatekeeper
  2. goalkeeper

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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French porter, from Latin portāre, present active infinitive of portō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

porter

  1. to carry
  2. to support, to bear
  3. to wear
  4. (of a subject, followed by the preposition sur) to be about, to concern
    Sur quoi portait la question ?What was the question concerning?
  5. (reflexive, se porter) to feel
    Je me porte mieux.I am feeling better.
    Il se porte bien.He's in good health.

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Etymology 2Edit

From English porter.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

porter m (plural porters)

  1. porter (beer)
    • 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans, À rebours, XI:
      il […] étancha sa soif avec le porter, cette bière noire qui sent le jus de réglisse dépouillé de sucre.
      He quenched his thirst with some porter, that dark beer which smells of unsweetened liquorice.

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Further readingEdit


LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin portāre, present active infinitive of portō (bring, carry).

VerbEdit

porter

  1. to carry

ConjugationEdit

  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

LatinEdit

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin portō.

VerbEdit

porter

  1. to carry
    porter la banniere
    to carry the banner

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French porter, from Latin portō, portāre.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

porter

  1. (Jersey) to carry
  2. (Jersey) to wear

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

porter m

  1. indefinite plural of port

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin portāre, present active infinitive of portō.

VerbEdit

porter

  1. to carry
    porter la baniere
    to carry the banner
  2. to carry a child (to be pregnant)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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