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door

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noun \ˈdȯr\

Simple Definition of door

  • : a movable piece of wood, glass, or metal that swings or slides open and shut so that people can enter or leave a room, building, vehicle, etc.

  • : a part of an object (such as piece of furniture or an appliance) that swings or slides open and shut

  • : the opening for a door : the entrance to a room or building

Full Definition of door

  1. 1 :  a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened; also :  a similar part of a piece of furniture

  2. 2 :  doorway

  3. 3 :  a means of access or participation :  opportunity <opens new doors> <door to success>

door·less play \-ləs\ adjective
at one's door
  1. :  as a charge against one as being responsible <laid the blame at our door>

Examples of door

  1. I heard a knock on the door.

  2. Please don't block the door.

  3. I peeked through the open door.

  4. He stood at the door.



Origin of door

Middle English dure, dor, from Old English duru door & dor gate; akin to Old High German turi door, Latin fores, Greek thyra


First Known Use: before 12th century

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