the starting point for a new state or experience
"on the threshold of manhood"
the smallest detectable sensation
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"
doorsill, doorstep, threshold(noun)
the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
brink, threshold, verge(noun)
a region marking a boundary
The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
The start of the landing area of a runway
The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit
The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
The outset of an action or project
The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
The point of beginning or entry
From all the pressure my partner has been through lately, his emotion threshold has suddenly gotten pretty low these days. I can tell because he easily loses it when he is around people or hears about anything to do with his concerns.
Origin: From þrescold, from þrescan
the plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door
fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life
Threshold is a progressive metal band, formed in Surrey, UK in the late 1980s.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thresh′ōld, n. a piece of wood or stone under the door of a house: door: entrance: the place or point of entering. [M. E. threshwold—A.S. therscwald—therscan, to thresh, wald, wood.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Threshold' in Nouns Frequency: #2777
The numerical value of Threshold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Threshold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
For some, the universe ends at the borders of their villages; even for others, at the threshold of their home doors.
At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain threshold for many companies in the sector, as well as many exporting countries such as Iran, Libya or Russia.
Hungarian voters experience corruption on an almost daily basis so their threshold for that is high. Only stories stronger than that would make them protest.
My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race.
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- llindarCatalan, Valencian
- tærskel, dørtærskel, tærskelværdi, bundgrænseDanish
- κατώφλι, αφετηρία, ουδόςGreek
- entrada, umbral, límiteSpanish
- alaraja, kynnys, aloituspiste, kynnysarvoFinnish
- seuil, seuil de toléranceFrench
- stairsneachScottish Gaelic
- entrata, soglia di casa, soglia, uscioItalian
- 敷居, 閾値Japanese
- 역치, 문턱Korean
- paepae, paewae, paepaepotoMāori
- dorpel, drempelDutch
- próg, przedsionekPolish
- patamares, cabeceira, limiar, patamar, gatilhoPortuguese
- порог, преддвериеRussian
- prag, прагSerbo-Croatian
- tröskel, tröskelvärde, fribeloppSwedish
- soliad, domasoliadVolapük
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