from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man employed to attend the entrance of a hotel, apartment house, or other building.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. someone who guards the entrance to a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer or attendant stationed at a door to guard it, maintain order, etc.; a doorkeeper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who guards an entrance
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A mouse in the apartment -- you call the doorman to set a trap.
I called the doorman from my cell phone, taking care to press star-six-seven.
Then prosecutors plan to call the doorman and elevator operator from the Upper East-side apartment building where Linda Stein was murdered.
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.
The doorman was an attractive, middle-aged Greek whose graying temples made him look distinguished.
The doorman was another of the yellow-eyed breed, as large and as silent as the others.
I passed out, came to, called the doorman on the house phone.
The doorman was a gigantic shine in a blue bongo shirt.
The doorman was a stranger to me, even as I presume I was to him.
The doorman was the same stiff-spined black man who'd been on duty during our previous visit, and he looked as formidable as ever.