doorstep

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noun door·step \-ˌstep\

Definition of doorstep

  1. :  a step before an outer door

on one's doorstep

  1. :  close at hand; especially :  too close to be overlooked

Examples of doorstep in a Sentence

  1. We sat on the doorstep.

  2. The police were at my doorstep.

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First Known Use of doorstep

1767


DOORSTEP Defined for English Language Learners

doorstep

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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

doorstep

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noun door·step \ˈdȯr-ˌstep\

Definition of doorstep for Students

  1. :  a step or a series of steps in front of an outside door



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