door·​post ˈdȯr-ˌpōst How to pronounce doorpost (audio)

Examples of doorpost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first book is a do-it-yourself guide to understanding every aspect of the Jewish faith from keeping Kosher to affixing a mezuzah on the doorpost of a home and every other ritual and practice in between. Alan Goch,, 8 Oct. 2021 In Israel, the country's chief rabbi urged observant Jews to refrain from kissing the mezuza, the small box containing a prayer scroll that is posted by Jews on their doorposts. Nicole Winfield, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Mar. 2020 In Jewish tradition, the case containing parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah is attached to the doorpost of a Jewish home. Chris Kaltenbach,, 17 Nov. 2019 Carter notes how commands were sewn into their clothing, posted on their doorposts, and bound to their wrists. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 July 2018 They were told to mark their doorposts of their homes with the blood of a lamb. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, 29 Mar. 2018 For that reason, mezuzahs, the miniature prayer scrolls that millions of Jews in the U.S. and elsewhere display on their front doorposts, are rarely visible in France. Time, 29 Mar. 2018 A mezuzah is a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, 22 June 2017 In Canada, a 70-year-old Toronto woman named Helen Chaiton said that her mezuza, the case containing Hebrew verse traditionally affixed to a doorpost, had been vandalized twice over the weekend. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doorpost was in 1535

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“Doorpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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