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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doorkeeper  \Door"keep`er\,  n. 
  One  who  guards  the  entrance  of  a  house  or  apartment;  a 
  porter;  a  janitor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doorkeeper 
  n  1:  an  official  doorkeeper  as  in  a  courtroom  or  legislative 
  chamber  [syn:  {usher}] 
  2:  someone  who  guards  the  entrance  to  a  building  [syn:  {doorman}, 
  {door  guard},  {hall  porter},  {porter},  {gatekeeper}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Door-keeper 
  This  word  is  used  in  Ps  84:10  (R.V.  marg.,  "stand  at  the 
  threshold  of,"  etc.),  but  there  it  signifies  properly  "sitting 
  at  the  threshold  in  the  house  of  God."  The  psalmist  means  that 
  he  would  rather  stand  at  the  door  of  God's  house  and  merely  look 
  in  than  dwell  in  houses  where  iniquity  prevailed. 
 
  Persons  were  appointed  to  keep  the  street  door  leading  into 
  the  interior  of  the  house  (John  18:16,  17;  Acts  12:13). 
  Sometimes  females  held  this  post 
 




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