Pronunciation: (kon"sē-ârzh'; Fr. kôn-syerzh'), [key]
—pl. -ciergesPronunciation: (-sē-âr'zhiz; Fr. -syerzh'). [key]
1. (esp. in France) a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is often the owner's representative; doorkeeper.
2. a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets or tours.
3. an employee stationed in an apartment house lobby who screens visitors, controls operation of elevators, accepts deliveries to the tenants, etc.
4. a janitor.
5. Obs.a custodian or warden.
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