from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man's male servant, who takes care of his clothes and performs other personal services.
- n. An employee, as in a hotel or on a ship, who performs personal services for guests or passengers.
- transitive v. To act as a personal servant to; attend.
- intransitive v. To work as a valet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man's personal male attendant, responsible for his clothes and appearance.
- n. A hotel employee performing such duties for guests.
- n. A female performer in professional wrestling, acting as either a manager or personal chaperone; often used to attract and titillate male members of the audience.
- n. A female chaperone who accompanies a man, and is usually not married to him.
- n. A person employed to clean or park cars.
- n. A wooden stand on which to hold clothes and accessories in preparation for dressing.
- v. To clean and service (a car), as a valet does.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on a gentleman's person; a body servant.
- n. A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man-servant who attends on a man's person. Also called valet de chambre.
- n. In the manège, a kind of goad or stick armed with a point of iron.
- To attend on as valet; act the valet to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. serve as a personal attendant to
- n. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
Middle English valette, from Old French vaslet, valet, servant, squire, from Vulgar Latin *vassellitus, diminutive of *vassus, vassal; see vassal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French; related to vassal. (Wiktionary)