door [dawr, dohr] /dɔr, doʊr/ Show IPA
a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.
the building, house, etc., to which a door belongs:
My friend lives two doors down the street.
any means of approach, admittance, or access:
the doors to learning.
any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another:
at heaven's door.
lay at someone's door, to hold someone accountable for; blame; impute.
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.
lie at someone's door,
to be the responsibility of; be imputable to:
One's mistakes often lie at one's own door.
show someone the door,
to request or order someone to leave; dismiss:
She resented his remark and showed him the door.
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
half-door, adjective, noun