Definitions for Thresholdˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thresh•oldˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld(n.)
the sill of a doorway.
Category: Building Trades
the entrance to a house or building.
Category: Building Trades
any point of entering or beginning:
the threshold of a new career.
the threshold of consciousness; a low threshold of pain.
Category: Physiology, Psychology
Ref: Also called limen.
Origin of threshold:
bef. 900; ME; OE threscold, threscwald, c. ON threskǫldr; akin to thresh in old sense “trample, tread”; -old, -wald unexplained
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
threshold(noun)ˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld
the level at which a rule starts to take effect or a limit is reached
the income threshold for paying the higher tax; a woman with a high pain threshold
thresholdˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld
at a point where sth is about to begin
on the threshold of a major scientific discovery
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
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing.
Translations for Threshold
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a piece of wood or stone under) a doorway forming the entrance to a house etc
He paused on the threshold and then entered.
- soleiraPortuguese (BR)
- die SchwelleGerman
- dørtin; tærskelDanish
- مدخل؛ درگاهFarsi
- ambang pintuIndonesian
- 門檻Chinese (Trad.)
- چوکھٹ، دہليزUrdu
- thềm cửaVietnamese
- 门槛Chinese (Simp.)
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