from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is employed to guard an entrance or gateway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person in charge of an entryway, sometimes just a doorman, sometimes something more.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who guards the door or entrance of a house or an apartment, and admits persons entitled to admittance; a janitor.
- n. In the early church and in the Roman Catholic Church, same as ostiary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who guards an entrance
- n. an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
- n. the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
Then a pretty little girl, Tilly Turtelle, who seemed quite a premature flirt, proposed "doorkeeper" -- a suggestion accepted with great _eclat_ by all the children, several grown people assenting.
He took them and, shutting the door of the closet upon Abu Sir, fared forth without telling any; and the doorkeeper was then at market and thus saw him not go out.
The doorkeeper will be the Commonwealth summit's host, President
The doorkeeper was a tall, willowy man wearing a jacket and pantaloons of brown silk.
In this case we can't believe the doorkeeper is the man's subordinate.
'Where the doorkeeper is a churl, what will folk say of the master of the house?' said Scudamore.
Whether the maid who was told off by the elder Milton to sit up till twelve or one o'clock in the morning for this wonderful Pauline realized that she was a kind of doorkeeper in the house of genius, and blessed accordingly, is not known, and may be doubted.
In this case we can’t believe the doorkeeper is the man’s subordinate.
This was gained by descending again to the cellar, by surrendering the brass check to a burly doorkeeper, and by climbing a long flight of stairs into the upper regions.
In October 2010, the New York Post reported that Parker was allegedly denied entry at a nightclub and subsequently threatened to "erase" the doorkeeper from Facebook.
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