|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]|
|See also Morrison the. US rock group (1965--73), originally comprising Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek (born 1935), Robby Krieger (born 1946), and John Densmore (born 1945)|
"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.
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."