American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A staff member of a hotel or apartment complex who assists guests or residents, as by handling the storage of luggage, taking and delivering messages, and making reservations for tours.
- n. A person, especially in France, who lives in an apartment house, attends the entrance, and serves as a janitor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, one who attends at the entrance of an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper of a hotel, apartment-house, prison, etc.; a janitor, male or female.
- n. One who attends to the wishes of hotel guests.
- n. UK One who attends to the maintenance of a building and provides services to its tenants and visitors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.
- n. a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter
- French concierge (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French cumcerges, from Vulgar Latin *cōnservius, alteration of Latin cōnservus, fellow slave : com-, com- + servus, slave. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He doesn't like the term concierge care, which he said conjures images of pricey institutions, such as the Ritz-Carlton.”
“Can I ask also about, there are more and more primary care physicians who have what they call concierge practices.”
“Many of these enabling doctors are what I call concierge doctors -- you pay them a monthly fee and you can get anything you demand from them.”
“When the concierge is asked how they feel about the convention, he responds "There were three other big hotels in the bidding for this ...”
“In addition to rides and other favors that volunteers can provide, most villages offer what they call a "concierge service" - a connection to a list of prescreened vendors who can provide discounted services such as plumbing or home repair.”
“She called the concierge and expressed to him that she wanted to take a tour of São Paulo and wanted the best, English-speaking tour available.”
“Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers.”
“One night he calls the concierge to come up to his apartment; Harry arrives only to see the body of a dead woman who had a part in the show.”
“The lower numbers of well trained primary care physicians may actually improve their job satisfaction by assuming positions where they manage groups of mid-level providers or practice in concierge or cash-only settings where they are seeing patients who will pay more for the privilege of seeing a physician.”
“She stopped once at the foot of the Tower, because the municipals had to make a procès-verbal to discharge the concierge from the care of her person.”
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