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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 door·keep·er /-ˌkipɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Door·keep·er n. One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative
           chamber [syn: usher]
      2: the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed
         Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic
         Church [syn: ostiary, ostiarius]
      3: someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorman, door guard,
          hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    This word is used in Ps. 84:10 (R.V. marg., "stand at the
    threshold of," etc.), but there it signifies properly "sitting
    at the threshold in the house of God." The psalmist means that
    he would rather stand at the door of God's house and merely look
    in, than dwell in houses where iniquity prevailed.
      Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into
    the interior of the house (John 18:16, 17; Acts 12:13).
    Sometimes females held this post.