Door

Definition of Door

n.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
(Arch.) etc. (Arch.) See under Blank, Blind, etc.
In doors
within the house.
Next door to
near to; bordering on.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
- L'Estrange.
If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door.
- Dryden.

Related Words

French door, access, adit, admission, admittance, archway, avenue, back door, barway, blowhole, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, channel, chute, debouch, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, egress, emunctory, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, escape, estuary, exhaust, exit, floodgate, flume, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, ingress, lintel, loophole, opening, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, porch, pore, port, portal, porte cochere, postern, propylaeum, pylon, sally port, scuttle, side door, sluice, spiracle, spout, stile, storm door, tap, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory, way, way out, weir
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