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 for porter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porter \Por"ter\, n. [F. portier, L. portarius, from porta a
     gate, door. See Port a gate.]
     A man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who
     waits at the door to receive messages. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           To him the porter openeth.               --John x. 3.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porter \Por"ter\, n. [F. porteur, fr. porter to carry, L.
     portare. See Port to carry.]
     1. A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage,
        etc.; for hire.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Forging) A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a
        forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of
        which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which
        the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and
        heating; -- called also porter bar.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter
        taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Porter is said to be so called as having been first
           used chiefly by the London porters, and this
           application of the word is supposed to be not older
           than 1750.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beer \Beer\, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be['o]r; akin to Fries.
     biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E.
     brew. [root]93, See Brew.]
     1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but
        commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other
        substance to impart a bitter flavor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Beer has different names, as small beer, ale,
           porter, brown stout, lager beer, according to its
           strength, or other qualities. See Ale.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of
        various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Small beer, weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. "To
        suckle fools, and chronicle small beer." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  porter
      n 1: a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
      2: someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorkeeper, doorman,
         door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper,
         ostiary]
      3: United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
         [syn: Porter, Katherine Anne Porter]
      4: United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies
         (1891-1946) [syn: Porter, Cole Porter, Cole Albert
         Porter]
      5: United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O.
         Henry (1862-1910) [syn: Porter, William Sydney Porter,
         O. Henry]
      6: a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on
         sleeping cars) [syn: porter, Pullman porter]
      7: a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
         [syn: porter, porter's beer]
      v 1: carry luggage or supplies; "They portered the food up Mount
           Kilimanjaro for the tourists"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "porter":
     Aquarius, Ganymede, Hebe, baggage man, bakehead, bearer, bheesty,
     brakeman, brakie, busboy, butcher, caddie, caretaker,
     cargo handler, carrier, carrier pigeon, carter, cerberus, cleaner,
     common carrier, concierge, conductor, conveyer, coolie, cupbearer,
     dispatcher, doorkeeper, doorman, drayman, express, expressman,
     fireman, footplate man, freighter, gatekeeper, guard, gun bearer,
     hauler, homing pigeon, janitor, letter carrier, lineman,
     litter-bearer, ostiary, railroad man, railroader, receptionist,
     redcap, shield-bearer, skycap, smoke agent, stationmaster,
     stevedore, stoker, stretcher-bearer, super, superintendent,
     switchman, the Water Bearer, trainboy, trainman, trainmaster,
     transporter, truck driver, trucker, usher, wagoner, warden,
     watchman, water boy, water carrier, yardman, yardmaster
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Porter
     a gate-keeper (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10; 1 Chr. 9:21; 2 Chr.
     8:14). Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David
     (1 Chr. 23:5), who were arranged according to their families
     (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple.
     They were sometimes employed as musicians (1 Chr. 15:18).
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Porter -- U.S. County in Indiana
     Population (2000):    146798
     Housing Units (2000): 57616
     Land area (2000):     418.110194 sq. miles (1082.900386 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    103.500698 sq. miles (268.065565 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    521.610892 sq. miles (1350.965951 sq. km)
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             41.523510 N, 87.086655 W
     Headwords:
      Porter
      Porter, IN
      Porter County
      Porter County, IN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Porter, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    574
     Housing Units (2000): 253
     Land area (2000):     0.713642 sq. miles (1.848324 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.713642 sq. miles (1.848324 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60150
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.867448 N, 95.521818 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     74454
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Porter, OK
      Porter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Porter, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    4972
     Housing Units (2000): 1966
     Land area (2000):     6.303586 sq. miles (16.326212 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.304992 sq. miles (0.789925 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.608578 sq. miles (17.116137 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            61164
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             41.626005 N, 87.071798 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     46304
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Porter, IN
      Porter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Porter, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    190
     Housing Units (2000): 98
     Land area (2000):     2.228835 sq. miles (5.772657 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007818 sq. miles (0.020249 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.236653 sq. miles (5.792906 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            52144
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             44.638093 N, 96.165826 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     56280
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Porter, MN
      Porter
  

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