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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·ti·a·ry n.; pl. -ries
 1. The mouth of a river; an estuary. [R.]
 2. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed
           Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic
           Church [syn: doorkeeper, ostiarius]
      2: someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorkeeper, doorman,
          door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper]