from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who attends to the wishes of hotel guests.
- n. One who attends to the maintenance of a building and provides services to its tenants and visitors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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, 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)
French concierge (Wiktionary)