1. [ noun ] (work) an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber
Synonyms: usher
Related terms: official
2. [ noun ] (religion,Christianity) the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
Synonyms: ostiary ostiarius
Related terms: clergyman holy_order
3. [ noun ] (work) someone who guards the entrance to a building
Synonyms: doorman porter gatekeeper hall_porter ostiary door_guard
Related terms: guard ticket_collector night_porter commissionaire