a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to clean the public areas, remove garbage, and do minor repairs; caretaker.
Archaic. a doorkeeper or porter.
verb (used without object)
to be employed as a janitor.
(Scot & US, Canadian) the caretaker of a building, esp a school
(mainly US & Canadian) a person employed to clean and maintain a building, esp the public areas in a block of flats or office building; porter
verb (used with object) 1. to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple. 2. to come into contact or union with: The brook joins the river. 3. to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite: to join […]
noun 1. a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice. 2. a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue; authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest. 3. a person qualified to pass a critical judgment: […]
noun 1. a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, especially tropical vegetation or a tropical rain forest. 2. a tract of such land. 3. a wilderness of dense overgrowth; a piece of swampy, thickset forestland. 4. any confused mass or agglomeration of objects; jumble: a jungle of wrecked automobiles. 5. something that […]
noun 1. a person who guards or watches, as at a prison or gate. 2. a person who assumes responsibility for another’s behavior: He refused to be his brother’s keeper. 3. a person who owns or operates a business (usually used in combination): a hotelkeeper. 4. a person who is responsible for the maintenance of […]