A doorkeeper, also known as doorman (plural doormen), is someone who is posted at, and often guards, a door, or by extension another entrance (specific similar terms exist, e.g. Gatekeeper, Hall porter)

Specific uses include:
* Residential doormen
* Movie doorman
* Usher, often ceremonial
* Bouncer (doorman), mainly security
* Doorman, a Marvel Comics fictional superhero.
* Ostiary, ecclesiastical minor order
* Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives

ee also

*Chancellor, originally posted at a door post
*The Bouncer, a Playstation 2 beat 'em up game

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  • Doorkeeper — • A minor order also called doorkeeper Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Doorkeeper — Door keep er, n. One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doorkeeper — [dôr′kēp′ər] n. a person guarding the entrance of a house, hotel, etc.; porter …   English World dictionary

  • doorkeeper — UK [ˈdɔː(r)ˌkiːpə(r)] / US [ˈdɔrˌkɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms doorkeeper : singular doorkeeper plural doorkeepers someone whose job is to guard the main door of a building such as a hotel or club and help people when they go in or come out …   English dictionary

  • doorkeeper — noun The person in charge of an entryway, sometimes just a doorman, sometimes something more. The manager at Carnegie Hall was told to get another usher in his stead; the doorkeeper at the theatre was warned not to admit him to the house; and… …   Wiktionary

  • doorkeeper — [[t]dɔ͟ː(r)kiːpə(r)[/t]] doorkeepers N COUNT A doorkeeper is a person whose job is to stand at the door of a building such as a hotel and help people who are going in or out …   English dictionary

  • Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives — An appointed officer of the United States House of Representatives from 1789 to 1995, the Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives was chosen by a resolution at the opening of each United States Congress. The Office of the… …   Wikipedia

  • doorkeeper — noun Date: 1535 a person who tends a door …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doorkeeper — /dawr kee peuhr, dohr /, n. 1. a person who guards the entrance of a building. 2. Brit. a janitor; hall porter. 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. ostiary (def. 1). [1525 35; DOOR + KEEPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • doorkeeper — Synonyms and related words: acolyte, acolytus, cerberus, concierge, deacon, diaconus, doorman, exorcist, exorcista, gatekeeper, holy orders, janitor, lector, major orders, minor orders, ostiarius, ostiary, porter, presbyter, priest, reader,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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