door

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noun, often attributive \ˈdȯr\

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

doorless

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 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.

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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DOOR Defined for English Language Learners

door

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noun, often attributive \ˈdȯr\

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

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noun \ˈdȯr\

Definition of door for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually swinging or sliding frame or barrier by which an entrance (as into a house) is closed and opened

  2. 2 :  a part of a piece of furniture that swings or slides open or shut the refrigerator door

  3. 3 :  doorway



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