doorman

A doorman's job involves being stationed near a door, to monitor the entrance and hold the door for people as they come and go. Fancy hotels and apartment buildings usually have a doorman.

The doorman at the hotel where you're staying in New York might call a cab for you, or take your suitcase and find a bellhop to carry it to your room. The presence of a doorman can make a building feel more elegant, and also safer — one of a doorman's jobs is keeping an eye on things and providing security. In the UK, a doorman is also called a porter.

Definitions of doorman
  1. noun
    someone who guards an entrance
    synonyms: door guard, doorkeeper, gatekeeper, hall porter, ostiary, porter
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    types:
    commissionaire
    a uniformed doorman
    night porter
    a porter on duty during the night
    ticket collector, ticket taker
    someone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets
    type of:
    guard
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
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