[pawr-ten-tuh s, pohr-] /pɔrˈtɛn təs, poʊr-/
of the nature of a ; momentous.
ominously significant or indicative:
a portentous defeat.
marvelous; amazing; prodigious.
of momentous or ominous significance
miraculous, amazing, or awe-inspiring; prodigious
self-important or pompous
1540s, from Latin portentosus “monstrous, marvelous, threatening,” from portentem “portent” (see portend). Related: Portentously.
[pawr-ter, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-/ noun 1. a person hired to carry burdens or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel. 2. a person who does cleaning and maintenance work in a building, factory, store, etc. 3. an attendant in a railroad parlor car or sleeping car. [pawr-ter, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tər, ˈpoʊr-/ noun […]
[pawr-ter-ij, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tər ɪdʒ, ˈpoʊr-/ noun 1. the work of a or carrier. 2. the charge for such work. /ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ/ noun 1. the work of carrying supplies, goods, etc, done by porters 2. the charge made for this
noun, English Furniture. 1. a chair of the 18th century having deep wings continued to form an arch over the seat.
/ˈpɔːtəd/ adjective 1. (of an apartment block) serviced by a caretaker