Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man employed to attend the entrance of a hotel, apartment house, or other building.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An officer or attendant stationed at a door to guard it, maintain order, etc.; a doorkeeper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun someone who guards the entrance to a building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who holds open the door at the entrance to a building, summons taxicabs, and provides an element of security; in apartment buildings, he also accepts deliveries and may perform certain concierge type services.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who guards an entrance

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A mouse in the apartment -- you call the doorman to set a trap.

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  • I called the doorman from my cell phone, taking care to press star-six-seven.

    As Husbands Go

  • I called the doorman from my cell phone, taking care to press star-six-seven.

    As Husbands Go

  • A mouse in the apartment -- you call the doorman to set a trap.

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  • Then prosecutors plan to call the doorman and elevator operator from the Upper East-side apartment building where Linda Stein was murdered.

    Linda Stein Murder Trial: A Daughter's 911 Call

  • Now that we were officially twenty-one, that initial thrill of flashing fake IDs and getting past the doorman was a thing of the past.

    You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again

  • The doorman was an attractive, middle-aged Greek whose graying temples made him look distinguished.

    Déjà Vu

  • The doorman was an attractive, middle-aged Greek whose graying temples made him look distinguished.

    Déjà Vu

  • The doorman was an attractive, middle-aged Greek whose graying temples made him look distinguished.

    Déjà Vu

  • The doorman was another of the yellow-eyed breed, as large and as silent as the others.

    Lord of the Isles

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