Definition of doorstep
: a step before an outer door
on one's doorstep
: close at hand; especially : too close to be overlooked
Examples of doorstep in a Sentence
We sat on the doorstep.
The police were at my doorstep.
Recent Examples of doorstep from the Web
NO ONE knew quite how the accident happened: how at some point in the 1970s Heathcote Williams set himself alight on the doorstep of his lover, Jean Shrimpton, an icon of the age, and ended up in Charing Cross hospital.
Guinea pigs were abandoned Monday, left on a doorstep in the 2800 block of Pulaski Highway.
Players great and beloved and on the doorstep of retirement should always be welcomed to enjoy the safe haven of a curtain call in the All-Star Game.
The Cincinnati Bengals trailed the San Francisco 49ers 20-7 with 3 minutes, 9 seconds left in the third quarter of Super Bowl XVI in Detroit and were on the doorstep of truly making it a game.
Owner Jamie Kelly Steenson said construction at her doorstep hurt walk-in business.
The ace right-hander and first-round MLB draft pick tamed the Horned Frogs again and ended their season Saturday night on the doorstep of the CWS championship series.
Mahle’s just the latest to reach the doorstep of the majors, and compared to his new teammates is shiny and unblemished.
The Bulls rightly were asking the world for Butler, an excellent two-way player, and Minnesota dropped some version of it at their doorstep.
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First Known Use of doorstep
DOORSTEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doorstep for English Language Learners
: a step or series of steps leading up to one of the doors that is used to enter or leave a building
DOORSTEP Defined for Kids
Definition of doorstep for Students
: a step or a series of steps in front of an outside door
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