Definition of Portress

1. n. A female porter.



Definition of Portress

1. Noun. a female porter (person in control of the entrance to a building) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Portress

1. a female doorkeeper [n -ES] - See also: doorkeeper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portress

portraitlike
portraits
portraiture
portraitures
portray
portrayable
portrayal
portrayals
portrayed
portrayer
portrayers
portraying
portrays
portreeve
portreeves
portress (current term)
portresses
ports
portsale
portsales
portscan
portscanned
portscanner
portscanners
portscanning
portscans
portside
portsider
portsiders
portsides

Literary usage of Portress

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1. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: To which are Added a Few Poems by Alexander Hill Everett (1845)
"... THE portress A BALLAD. ;Democratic Kevien, April, 1844.; L'ENVOI. ToM.1. FAIR Saint I who, in thy brightest day Of life's meridian joys, Hast turn'd thy ..."

2. Mexico: Its Peasants and Its Priests: Or, Adventures and Historical by Robert Anderson Wilson (1856)
"Improved Condition of the Peons.—Mexican Mechanics.—The Oppression they suffer.—Low state of the Mechanic Arts.—The Story of the portress. ..."

3. Bramble-bees and Others by Jean-Henri Fabre (1915)
"... THE portress I EAVING our village is no very serious •*-' matter when we are children. We even look on it as a sort of holiday. ..."

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