door

noun, often attributive
\ ˈdȯr How to pronounce door (audio) \

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
at one's door
: as a charge against one as being responsible laid the blame at our door

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Other Words from door

doorless \ -​ləs How to pronounce doorless (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for door

Synonyms

gate, hatch, portal

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Examples of door in a Sentence

I heard a knock on the door. Please don't block the door. I peeked through the open door. He stood at the door.
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Kmart will have its doors open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m this year. Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "What's Open on Easter Sunday? Here's Where to Go for All of Your Last-Minute Needs," 5 Mar. 2019 Ezra Klein: People are pounding on the doors to get in here. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism," 12 Dec. 2018 At night, shine a flashlight, like the Maglite Mini PRO LED Flashlight, on door and window frames. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "How to Draft-Proof Your Home for a Lower Heating Bill," 20 Nov. 2018 The Vickie credenza, available at Lulu & Georgia, is a 3-door sideboard with 3D chevron detailing on the doors and gold legs. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Stunning Credenza Might Make You Blush," 16 Nov. 2018 Security then tries to usher the woman out the door to no avail—which is when Lambert took the situation into her own hands. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Miranda Lambert Personally Escorted an Unruly Fan Out of Her Pistol Annies Concert," 6 Nov. 2018 The size of your kitchen will dictate all of your choices, so having accurate measurements—taking into account windows, doors, and any items that stick out (like pipes or radiators)—is extremely important. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Everything you need to plan and install your dream kitchen.," 11 Feb. 2019 After Columbine, lockdowns that involved bolting the door and crouching quietly out of sight became the norm. Carolyn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Parents question whether shooting drills traumatize schoolkids," 11 Feb. 2019 Something as simple as adding weather stripping to doors and windows is a relatively inexpensive way to retain your home’s internal temperature, often paying for itself in energy savings within a year. Barbara Eldredge, Curbed, "How to save on utility bills," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of door

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for door

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

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The first known use of door was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for door

door

noun

English Language Learners 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

door

noun
\ ˈdȯr How to pronounce door (audio) \

Kids Definition of door

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

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