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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Porter  \Por"ter\,  n.  [F.  portier,  L.  portarius  from  porta  a 
  gate,  door.  See  {Port}  a  gate.] 
  A  man  who  has  charge  of  a  door  or  gate;  a  doorkeeper;  one  who 
  waits  at  the  door  to  receive  messages.  --Shak. 
  To  him  the  porter  openeth  --John  x.  3. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Porter  \Por"ter\,  n.  [F.  porteur,  fr  porter  to  carry,  L. 
  portare.  See  {Port}  to  carry.] 
  1.  A  carrier;  one  who  carries  or  conveys  burdens,  luggage, 
  etc.;  for  hire. 
  2.  (Forging)  A  bar  of  iron  or  steel  at  the  end  of  which  a 
  forging  is  made  esp.,  a  long,  large  bar,  to  the  end  of 
  which  a  heavy  forging  is  attached,  and  by  means  of  which 
  the  forging  is  lifted  and  handled  in  hammering  and 
  heating;  --  called  also  {porter  bar}. 
  3.  A  malt  liquor,  of  a  dark  color  and  moderately  bitter 
  taste,  possessing  tonic  and  intoxicating  qualities. 
  Note:  Porter  is  said  to  be  so  called  as  having  been  first 
  used  chiefly  by  the  London  porters,  and  this 
  application  of  the  word  is  supposed  to  be  not  older 
  than  1750. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Beer  \Beer\,  n.  [OE.  beor,  ber,  AS  be['o]r;  akin  to  Fries. 
  biar,  Icel.  bj?rr,  OHG.  bior,  D.  &  G.  bier,  and  possibly  E. 
  brew.  [root]93,  See  {Brew}.] 
  1.  A  fermented  liquor  made  from  any  malted  grain,  but 
  commonly  from  barley  malt,  with  hops  or  some  other 
  substance  to  impart  a  bitter  flavor. 
  Note:  Beer  has  different  names  as  {small  beer},  {ale}, 
  {porter},  {brown  stout},  {lager  beer},  according  to  its 
  strength,  or  other  qualities.  See  {Ale}. 
  2.  A  fermented  extract  of  the  roots  and  other  parts  of 
  various  plants,  as  spruce,  ginger,  sassafras,  etc 
  {Small  beer},  weak  beer;  (fig.)  insignificant  matters.  ``To 
  suckle  fools,  and  chronicle  small  beer.''  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  person  employed  to  carry  luggage  and  supplies 
  2:  someone  who  guards  the  entrance  to  a  building  [syn:  {doorkeeper}, 
  {doorman},  {door  guard},  {hall  porter},  {gatekeeper}] 
  3:  a  railroad  employee  who  assists  passengers  (especially  on 
  sleeping  cars)  [syn:  {redcap},  {Pullman  porter}] 
  4:  dark  sweet  ale  brewed  from  black  malt  [syn:  {porter's  beer}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Porter,  IN  (town,  FIPS  61164) 
  Location:  41.62730  N,  87.08191  W 
  Population  (1990):  3118  (1245  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  46304 
  Porter,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04068 
  Porter,  MN  (city,  FIPS  52144) 
  Location:  44.64075  N,  96.16961  W 
  Population  (1990):  210  (99  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56280 
  Porter,  OK  (town,  FIPS  60150) 
  Location:  35.86921  N,  95.52286  W 
  Population  (1990):  588  (249  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74454 
  Porter,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  77365 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  gate-keeper  (2  Sam.  18:26;  2  Kings  7:10;  1  Chr.  9:21;  2  Chr. 
  8:14).  Of  the  Levites  4,000  were  appointed  as  porters  by  David 
  (1  Chr.  23:5),  who  were  arranged  according  to  their  families 
  (26:1-19)  to  take  charge  of  the  doors  and  gates  of  the  temple. 
  They  were  sometimes  employed  as  musicians  (1  Chr.  15:18). 

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