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
4 doors plural : the designated time at which the doors at a performance venue (such as a theater) are opened to admit attendees Doors are at 8, and music starts with Garrett Owen's set at 9pm.— Steve Steward
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 \ ˈdȯr-​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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Now, with Project Athena Open Labs, Intel’s throwing open its doors to help make that vision a reality. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs to develop next-gen thin, light, always-connected laptops," 7 May 2019 The National Museum is scheduled to open in about one month, and for the first time the press is allowed a foot in the door. Julie Lasky, ELLE Decor, "ED First Look: The National Museum of Qatar," 26 Mar. 2019 Two months prior to that, the AP notes that he was arrested at her home for using a shovel to get in the door. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift's Home Was Burglarized Days After She Talked About Her Fear of Stalkers Breaking Into Her House," 7 Mar. 2019 Suzanne Scott, director of workforce readiness at Spirit, says the WSU program gets more candidates in the door. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "KitchenAid’s Key Ingredient: Investing in Workers. ‘It’s Not a Dead-End Job Anymore.’," 22 Feb. 2019 And when the door finally opened, the techno was all-encompassing, ricocheting off the concrete walls. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Prada Resort After-Party Was Pretty, Pink, and Thumping," 3 May 2019 The back of a kitchen door is a great place for a grocery list; a tabletop might make a fun canvas for a kids room. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Chalkboard Paint," 29 Apr. 2019 Speaking of wall cavities, Carrillo's company specializes in installing small panels with a door into your wall. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Mice: The Ultimate Guide to a Rodent-Free Home," 28 Mar. 2019 Today, the Center continues that mission, adjusting with the needs of the times and keeping its doors open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Lena Waithe and Don Lemon Are Honored at the Center’s Annual Dinner," 19 Apr. 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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