Definitions for DOORdɔr, doʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

doordɔr, doʊr(n.)

  1. a movable, usu. solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a doorway.

  3. a building, house, or the like as represented by its entrance:

    two doors up the street.

  4. any means of access:

    the door to learning.

Idioms for door:

  1. lay at someone's door,to hold someone accountable for.

    Category: Idiom

  2. lie at someone's door,to be the responsibility of; be imputable to.

    Category: Idiom

  3. show someone the door,to order someone to leave.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of door:

bef. 900; OE duru door, dor gate; akin to OHG turi, ON dyrr, Gk thýra, L foris

Princeton's WordNet

  1. door(noun)

    a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle

    "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"

  2. doorway, door, room access, threshold(noun)

    the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

    "he stuck his head in the doorway"

  3. door(noun)

    anything providing a means of access (or escape)

    "we closed the door to Haitian immigrants"; "education is the door to success"

  4. door(noun)

    a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)

    "the office next door"; "they live two doors up the street from us"

  5. door(noun)

    a room that is entered via a door

    "his office is the third door down the hall on the left"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. door(noun)ɔr, doʊr

    the part of building, room, vehicle, etc. you go through to go into or out of it

    the bedroom/kitchen door; to open/close the door; Knock on the door.

  2. doorɔr, doʊr

    a space in a room where the door is; = doorway

    He was standing in the door.

  3. doorɔr, doʊr

    in private

    The meeting was held behind closed doors.

  4. doorɔr, doʊr

    indicates the length of a journey

    Door to door, it takes about 2 hours.

  5. doorɔr, doʊr

    going to each house in a street or area

    They went door to door to interview people.


  1. door(Noun)

    A portal of entry into a building or room, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.

    I knocked on the vice president's door

  2. door(Noun)

    An non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.

    Keep a door on your anger.

  3. door(Noun)

    A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system.

  4. door(Verb)

    To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in the front of an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian.

  5. Origin: From dore, dor, from duru, dor, from duran, from dʰwer-. Cognates include Danish dør, Dutch deur, German Tür, Tor, Icelandic dyr, Latin foris, Modern Greek , Albanian derë pl. dyer, Kurdish derge, Persian , Russian , Hindustani / , Armenian , Irish doras.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Door(noun)

    an opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way

  2. Door(noun)

    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

  3. Door(noun)

    passage; means of approach or access

  4. Door(noun)

    an entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads


  1. Door

    A door is an opening/closing structure used to block off an entrance, typically consisting of an interior side that faces the inside of a space and an exterior side that faces the outside of that space. While in some cases the interior side of a door may match its exterior side, in other cases there are sharp contrasts between the two sides, such as in the case of the vehicle door. In addition, doors typically consist of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside of a space. When open, doors admit people, animals, ventilation, and light. The door is used to control the physical atmosphere within a space by enclosing the air drafts, so that interiors may be more effectively heated or cooled. Doors are significant in preventing the spread of fire. They act as a barrier to noise. Many doors are equipped with locking mechanisms to allow entrance to certain people and keep out others. Doors are used to screen areas of a building for aesthetics, keeping formal and utility areas separate. Doors also have an aesthetic role in creating an impression of what lies beyond. Doors are often symbolically endowed with ritual purposes, and the guarding or receiving of the keys to a door, or being granted access to a door can have special significance. Similarly, doors and doorways frequently appear in metaphorical or allegorical situations, literature and the arts, often as a portent of change.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOOR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #360

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOOR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #368

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOOR' in Nouns Frequency: #82

Anagrams of DOOR

  1. Ordo

Translations for DOOR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the usually hinged barrier, usually of wood, which closes the entrance of a room, house etc

He knocked loudly on the door.

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