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
Bay Area startup Hopsy started delivery-to-your-doorstep services in the area in mid-February, featuring regional craft brews.
Sparks fly when street-artist Casper turns up on the doorstep of his world-famous-artist dad, Simon, who ditched Casper and his mother years ago.
The trucks are in each delivery area about once a week dropping off orders on customers’ doorsteps.
The Conservatives made massive gains in the May 4 local elections and candidates reported voters spontaneously using the words strong and stable on the doorstep.
The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump family circle.
Residents have had sewage in their swimming pools and driveways, lapping at their doorsteps and floating in their lakes and rivers.
Strangely, Neil invites mysterious Pakistani man Imir (Patrick Sabongui) to dinner after the stranger appears on their doorstep.
For any city dweller not comfortable with having an order left on the doorstep, the idea of delivery lockers seems awesomely convenient.
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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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