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
door + keeper (Wiktionary)