from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bellhop.
- n. A town crier.
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- n. A town crier
- n. A bellhop or bellboy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who rings a bell; specifically, one employed to cry public notices and call attention by ringing a bell; a town crier.
- n. Formerly, a night-watchman, part of whose duty it was to call out the hours, the state of the weather, and other information, as he passed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
The three signing their names are probably what we called bellman and beemen, collector, and heads of the swarm-enthusiasts.
Friday morning, I called the bellman to help me haul all my boxes to the party room, and wonder of wonders, he did!
He knew the bellman was a poor half-witted fellow, who would not be sensible of his absence; and then he turned to have another shot at the wolves.
I am an experienced hotel man -- in all departments, such as bellman, waiter, buss boy, or any other work pertaining to hotel and would like to know in return could you furnish me transportation to Chicago as you advertise in the
A "bellman" is the English equivalent of a town crier; his task was to move about the town, ringing a bell and making public announcements.
Fteih, the bellman, says he works alongside Jews every day and considers many his friends.
I shared the elevator to registration with a classically-attired red coat, shiny pants bellman, who couldn't have been a lick under 70-years-old.
I tipped two dollars to leave my bag for half an hour and -- I swear this is true -- the bellman looked at the bills in his hand and walked away muttering "he screwed me."
Andrew, the bellman at the Hotel Park City, grabbed a van in the lot and gave me a lift back.
Two uniformed bellman rolled a silver tea service toward the hearth, along with a cart of miniature pastries and tiny sandwiches on a tiered serving dish.