door

[dawr, dohr]
noun
1.
a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.
2.
a doorway: to go through the door.
3.
the building, house, etc., to which a door belongs: My friend lives two doors down the street.
4.
any means of approach, admittance, or access: the doors to learning.
5.
any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another: at heaven's door.
Idioms
6.
lay at someone's door, to hold someone accountable for; blame; impute.
7.
leave the door open, to allow the possibility of accommodation or change; be open to reconsideration: The boss rejected our idea but left the door open for discussing it again next year.
8.
lie at someone's door, to be the responsibility of; be imputable to: One's mistakes often lie at one's own door.
9.
show someone the door, to request or order someone to leave; dismiss: She resented his remark and showed him the door.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English dore, Old English duru door, dor gate; akin to German Tür, Old Norse dyrr, Greek thýra, Latin foris, Old Irish dorus, OCS dvĭrĭ

doorless, adjective
half-door, adjective, noun
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door (dɔː)
 
n
1.  a.  a hinged or sliding panel for closing the entrance to a room, cupboard, etc
 b.  (in combination): doorbell; doorknob
2.  a doorway or entrance to a room or building
3.  a means of access or escape: a door to success
4.  lay at someone's door to lay (the blame or responsibility) on someone
5.  out of doors in or into the open air
6.  show someone the door to order someone to leave
 
[Old English duru; related to Old Frisian dure, Old Norse dyrr, Old High German turi, Latin forēs, Greek thura]

Doors (dɔːz)
 
pl n
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Word Origin & History

door
M.E. merger of O.E. dor (neut.; pl. doru) "large door, gate," and O.E. duru (fem., pl. dura "door, gate, wicket"), both from P.Gmc. *dur-, from PIE *dhwer-/*dhwor- "a doorway, a door, a gate" (cf. Gk. thura, L. foris, Gaul. doro "mouth," Goth. dauro "gate," Skt. dvárah "door, gate," O.Pers. duvara-
"door," O.Prus. dwaris "gate," Rus. dver' "a door"). The base form is frequently in dual or plural, leading to speculation that houses of the original Indo-Europeans had doors with two swinging halves. M.E. had both dure and dor; form dore predominated by 16c., but was supplanted by door.
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of." [Ogden Nash]
First record of dooryard is c.1764, Amer.Eng.; doorstep is from 1810.
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Doors definition


moved on pivots of wood fastened in sockets above and below (Prov. 26:14). They were fastened by a lock (Judg. 3:23, 25; Cant. 5:5) or by a bar (Judg. 16:3; Job 38:10). In the interior of Oriental houses, curtains were frequently used instead of doors. The entrances of the tabernacle had curtains (Ex. 26:31-33, 36). The "valley of Achor" is called a "door of hope," because immediately after the execution of Achan the Lord said to Joshua, "Fear not," and from that time Joshua went forward in a career of uninterrupted conquest. Paul speaks of a "door opened" for the spread of the gospel (1 Cor. 16:9; 2 Cor. 2:12; Col. 4:3). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the door" (John 10:9). John (Rev. 4:1) speaks of a "door opened in heaven."

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Example sentences for DOORS
The tubular frame form proved to problematic when it came to setting windows and doors.
The room was accessed from an anteroom through two double doors.
When he has left she decides that she must know what is in the room, and opens the doors.
Account executive responsible for visiting all counter sales and doors.
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