Definitions of door

  1. anything providing a means of access (or escape); "we closed the door to Haitian immigrants"; "education is the door to success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close off access into a car; "she forgot to lock the doors of her car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a room that is entered via a door; "his office is the third door down the hall on the left" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road); "the office next door"; "they live two doors up the street from us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Passage; means of approach or access. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A gate or entrance; a movable barrier, sliding or swinging on hinges, which opens and closes to allow or prevent entrance to a house, room, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The usual entrance into a house or into a room: the wooden frame on hinges closing up the entrance: a means of approach or access. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Entrance into a house or room; hinged frame that closes it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. An entrance, as to a house, or the hinged or sliding cover that closes it; passageway; access. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An opening into a house or a room by which persons enter; the frame of boards that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment, and usually turning on hinges; a house-entrance; avenue, or means of approach. To lie at the door, to be chargeable to one. Next door to, near to; bordering on. Indoors, within the house; at home. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. An opening into a house or other building, or into a room or closet of a house; the movable frame of wood which closes an entrance; within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house; to lie at the door, to be imputable or chargeable to one; next door to, bordering on; near to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. d[=o]r, n. the usual entrance into a house, room, or passage: the wooden frame on hinges closing up the entrance: a means of approach or access.--ns. DOOR'-BELL; DOOR'-CASE, the frame which encloses a door; DOOR'-CHEEK (Scot.), one of the side-posts of a door; DOOR'-KEEP'ER; DOOR'-KNOCK'ER; DOOR'-MAT; DOOR'-NAIL; DOOR'-PLATE, a plate on or at a door with the householder's name on it; DOOR'-POST, the jamb or side-piece of a door; DOOR'-SILL, the threshold of a doorway; DOOR'-STEAD, a doorway; DOOR'-STEP, DOOR'-STONE, the step-stone; DOOR'WAY, the entrance or passage closed by the door; DOOR'-YARD, a yard about the door of a house; FOLD'ING-DOOR, a door in two halves, each of which may be folded back against the wall.--DARKEN ONE'S DOOR, to cross one's threshold; DEATH'S DOOR, on the point of death, in great danger of death; NEXT DOOR TO, in the house next to: near to, bordering upon, very nearly; OUT OF DOORS, in the open air; SHOW TO THE DOOR, to dismiss with ignominy. [A.S. duru; Ger. thor, thür; Gr. thyra, L. fores (pl.), a door.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Hinged or sliding barrier usu. of wood or metal for closing entrance to building, room, safe, &c. (front d., chief d. from house to street &c.; lives &c. next d., in next house or room; so three dd. Off &c.; next d. to fig., nearly, almost, near to; so at death\'s d.; entrance, access, exit, (show one the d., expel him; open a d. to, close the d. upon, make possible, impossible); out of dd., abroad, in the open air; within dd., in the house; lay, lie, at the d. of, impute, be imputable, to; DARKEN d.; d.-bell, inside bell worked by handle outside d.; d.-case, -frame, structure in which d. is fitted; d.-keeper, porter; d.-mat, for rubbing off mud from boots; d.-money, taken at d. of place of entertainment; d.-nail, with which dd. used to be studded (dead, deaf, &c., as a d.-n.); d.-plate, usu. of brass bearing occupant\'s name; d.-posts, uprights of d.-case; d.-step, leading up to usu. outer d.; d.-stone, slab in front of d.; d.-way, opening filled by d. Hence (-) doored, doorless, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An opening in the walls of a house for going in and out at;—the frame of boards or other material by which an opening into or in a house is closed;—means of approach or access;—portal; entrance. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The gate of a house, that which opens to yield entrance; entrance, portal; passage, avenue, means of approach; Out of doors, no more to be found, fairly sent away; At the door of any one, imputable, chargeable upon him; Next door to, approaching to, near to. Complete Dictionary

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