: going or made by going to each house in a neighborhood
door-to-door salespeople
a door-to-door canvass
door-to-door adverb

Examples of door-to-door in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joey Logano gets in front of Denny Hamlin’s bumper as Christopher Bell slips back to third, now door-to-door with Ryan Blaney. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 20 May 2024 In the run-up to the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, the CIA staged a phony door-to-door vaccination drive in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden lived, in order to collect DNA samples from his family and confirm his whereabouts. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 2 May 2024 Michael McDowell and Tyler Reddick are door-to-door! Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 21 Apr. 2024 Early in 2016, Pryor volunteered as an Arkansas Traveler, campaigning door-to-door in New Hampshire for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Frank E. Lockwood, arkansasonline.com, 20 Apr. 2024 And, working alongside AFT and NEA, the campaign will organize door-to-door canvassing, phone and text banks and back-to-school events, some of which have already begun. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 19 Apr. 2024 Colerain officers will no longer routinely respond to calls for service for: Vacation checks. Solicitation, including door-to-door or panhandlers on exit ramps. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 16 Apr. 2024 Steeped in history Steeped in history, the one-story building was constructed in 1937 and served as the Sacramento headquarters for the Jewel Tea Co., which sold its products door-to-door and was known for its brown Ford delivery trucks that drove around the city. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 10 Apr. 2024 Instead of relying on students to sell products door-to-door, digital campaigns can be shared across social media, email, and other online channels, tapping into the networks of family, friends, and community members far beyond the local area. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of door-to-door was in 1902

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“Door-to-door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/door-to-door. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: being or making a call (as to sell something) at every house in an area
door-to-door adverb
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