door

noun, often attributive \ ˈdȯr \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of door

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 :doorway
3 :a means of access or participation :opportunity
  • opens new doors
  • door to success

doorless

play \-ləs\ adjective
at one's door
:as a charge against one as being responsible
  • laid the blame at our door

Examples of door in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of door from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'door.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of door

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

Other Architecture Terms


DOOR Defined for English Language Learners

door

noun

Definition of door for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DOOR Defined for Kids

door

noun \ ˈdȯr \

Definition of door for Students

1 :a usually swinging or sliding frame or barrier by which an entrance (as into a house) is closed and opened
2 :a part of a piece of furniture that swings or slides open or shut
  • the refrigerator door
3 :doorway


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up door? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!