- n. 门房；服务员；行李搬运工；守门人
- n. (Porter)人名；(英、西、葡)波特；(德)波特
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- porter: English has two distinct words porter, one for a ‘person who carries things’  and the other for a ‘door attendant’ . The former comes via Old French portour from medieval Latin portātor, a derivative of Latin portāre ‘carry’ (source of English import, portable, etc). It is generally assumed that porter the beer, first heard of in the 18th century, was so called from its being a favourite drink of porters. Porter ‘door attendant’ comes via Anglo-Norman porter from late Latin portārius, a derivative of Latin porta ‘gate’ (source of English port, as in porthole).
- porter (n.1)
- "person who carries," late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French portour, Old French porteor "porter, bearer; reporter" (12c.), from Late Latin portatorem (nominative portator) "carrier, one who carries," from past participle stem of Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).
- porter (n.2)
- "doorkeeper, janitor," mid-13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Anglo-French portour, Old French portier "gatekeeper" (12c.), from Late Latin portarius "gatekeeper," from Latin porta "gate" (see port (n.2)).
- porter (n.3)
- type of dark beer, 1734, short for porter's ale (1721), from porter (n.1), because the beer was made for or preferred by porters and other laborers, being cheap and strong.
- 1. A porter relieved her of the three large cases.
- 2. The porter put our scruffy rain-sodden luggage on a trolley.
- 3. The train stopped and a porter called out, "Middlesbrough!"
- 4. He never went to Father Porter for confession again.
- 5. I struggled with my bags, desperately looking for a porter.
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