door

noun, often attributive
\ ˈdȯr \

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 \ 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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But this is the year the FAA will once again open the door to supersonics. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Supersonic Airliners Are About to Take Off. Again.," 7 Jan. 2019 The congresswoman-elect from California tried to open the door to her office for the first time...and encountered some resistance. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Next Generation of Congresswomen Takes Office," 3 Jan. 2019 But today's news opens the door for some important questions about what the new offerings will look like. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Victoria’s Secret Is Bringing Back Its Bathing Suits," 21 Nov. 2018 This small speaker allows kids voice control with Alexa, opening the door to a ton of kid-friendly content (the speaker comes with a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited). Alexandria Haslam, PCWorld, "Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these awesome Amazon Echo Dot deals," 5 Nov. 2018 What's the point of shattering the glass on a door that also has metal bars? Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Hidden Clues from the New "Riverdale" Season 3 Trailer That You Probably Missed," 29 Aug. 2018 Huddling behind closed doors with Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, Mr. Macron expressed frustration at seeing opponents boil his whole environmental policy down to a mere fuel tax, according to a close aide. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "France’s Macron, Astride the Globe, Overlooked Swelling Anger at Home," 7 Dec. 2018 The door, stairs, and banister are in Benjamin Moore’s Space Black. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Inside Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's Elegantly Theatrical New York Townhouse," 5 Nov. 2018 Instead, the gifts opened the door to long-term relationships with the women. Serena Solomon, Woman's Day, "Breast Cancer Changed Ronda Carter's Life; Now, She's Doing the Same for Others," 24 Sep. 2018

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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 \

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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