Webster 1913 Edition
duru; akin to OS.
fores, Gr. [GREEK]; cf. Skr.
dvāra. √246. Cf.
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,
doorsinto one temple lead.
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
That fast was locked.
That fast was locked.
Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the
door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.
John x. 9.
An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Martin’s office is now the second
doorin the street.
In doors, or
within the house.–
Next door to,
near to; bordering on.
Out of doors, or
Without doors, and,
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
at my door.
☞ 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
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.