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Webster 1913 Edition


Door

Door

,
Noun.
[OE.
dore
,
dure
, AS.
duru
; akin to OS.
dura
,
dor
, D.
deur
, OHG.
turi
, door,
tor
gate, G.
thür
,
thor
, Icel.
dyrr
, Dan.
dör
, Sw.
dörr
, Goth.
daur
, Lith.
durys
, Russ.
dvere
, Olr.
dorus
, L.
fores
, Gr. [GREEK]; cf. Skr.
dur
,
dvāra
. √246. Cf.
Foreign
.]
1.
An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
To the same end, men several paths may tread,
As many
doors
into one temple lead.
Denham.
2.
The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
At last he came unto an iron
door

That fast was locked.
Spenser.
3.
Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the
door
; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.
John x. 9.
4.
An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Martin’s office is now the second
door
in the street.
Arbuthnot.
Blank door
,
Blind door
,
etc.
(Arch.)
See under
Blank
,
Blind
, etc.
In doors
, or
Within doors
,
within the house.
Next door to
,
near to; bordering on.

Out of doors
, or
Without doors
, and,
[colloquially]
,
Out doors
,
out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost.
To lay (a fault, misfortune, etc.) at one's door
,
to charge one with a fault; to blame for.
To lie at one's door
,
to be imputable or chargeable to.
If I have failed, the fault
lies
wholly
at my door
.
Dryden.
Door is used in an adjectival construction or as the first part of a compound (with or without the hyphen), as, door frame, doorbell or door bell, door knob or doorknob, door latch or doorlatch, door jamb, door handle, door mat, door panel.

Webster 1828 Edition


Door

DOOR

,
Noun.
[G., Gr.]
1.
An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.
2.
The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.
3.
In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.
4.
Entrance; as the door of life.
5.
Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10.
A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2.
To lie at the door, in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door.
Next door to, near to; bordering on.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]
In doors, within the house; at home.

Definition 2022


door

door

See also: döör and door-

English

Noun

door (plural doors)

  1. A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed, and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, [] , down the nave to the western door. [] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, in The China Governess:
      No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’
    I knocked on the vice president's door
  2. Any flap, etc. that opens like a door.
    the 24 doors in an Advent calendar
  3. (immigration) An entry point.
  4. A non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.
    Keep a door on your anger.
  5. (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.

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Verb

door (third-person singular simple present doors, present participle dooring, simple past and past participle doored)

  1. (transitive, cycling) To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in front of an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian.

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: myself · morning · money · #275: door · round · kind · form

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -oːr
  • IPA(key): /doːr/

Etymology

From Old Dutch thuro.

Preposition

door

  1. through
    Hij schoot de bal door het raam.
    He kicked the ball through the window.
  2. across, around (within a certain space)
    Dolenthousiast rende het hondje door de kamer.
    Very enthusiastically the puppy ran around the room.
  3. because of, due to
    Door files kan ik niet op tijd komen.
    Because of traffic jams I'm unable to arrive on time.
  4. by, by means of
    Hij vermeed een confrontatie door de andere kant op te lopen.
    He avoided a confrontation by walking the other way.

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Adverb

door

  1. through
  2. forward, on
    Ondanks slecht weer ging het feest toch door.
    Despite bad weather, the party went on anyway.
  3. (postpositional) through (implying motion)
    Ik rijd nu de stad door.
    I'm now driving through the city.
  4. (postpositional) across, around (within a certain space)
    Dolenthousiast rende het hondje de kamer door.
    Very enthusiastically the puppy ran around the room.

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Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin dolor (pain), dolōris.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /do.ˈoɾ/

Noun

door f (plural doores)

  1. pain
    • 13th century, Afonso X the wise, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E Codex, Cantiga 206:
      ⁊ untou lle bẽ a chaga / ⁊ perdeu Log a door. / ⁊ poſſ el a ſua mão. / ben firme en ſeu logar
      And anointed well the wound / and soon the pain was gone. / And put his hand / very firmly in its place.

Related terms

  • doorida, doorido
  • doorosa

Descendants

  • Galician: dor
  • Portuguese: dor
    • Kabuverdianu: dór

Somali

Verb

door

  1. to choose