What does DOOR mean?

Definitions for DOORdɔr, doʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DOOR.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. thr, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. dr, Sw. drr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ; cf. Skr. dur, dvra. 246. Cf. Foreign.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Door

    dōr, n. the usual entrance into a house, room, or passage: the wooden frame on hinges closing up the entrance: a means of approach or access.—ns. Door′-bell; Door′-case, the frame which encloses a door; Door′-cheek (Scot.), one of the side-posts of a door; Door′-keep′er; Door′-knock′er; Door′-mat; Door′-nail; Door′-plate, a plate on or at a door with the householder's name on it; Door′-post, the jamb or side-piece of a door; Door′-sill, the threshold of a doorway; Door′-stead, a doorway; Door′-step, Door′-stone, the step-stone; Door′way, the entrance or passage closed by the door; Door′-yard, a yard about the door of a house; Fold′ing-door, a door in two halves, each of which may be folded back against the wall.—Darken one's door, to cross one's threshold; Death's door, on the point of death, in great danger of death; Next door to, in the house next to: near to, bordering upon, very nearly; Out of doors, in the open air; Show to the door, to dismiss with ignominy. [A.S. duru; Ger. thor, thür; Gr. thyra, L. fores (pl.), a door.]

Editors Contribution

  1. door

    A type of structure and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes according to the creation and design.

    Doors are used as an entrance or means of access to entrance to a building, cupboard, property and for a variety of other purposes according to their creation and design.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOOR in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOOR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Patrick Sondenheimer:

    Open the damn door!

  2. William Porter:

    I opened the door myself.

  3. Edward Blackwell:

    Hark, a knock at the door!

  4. Jennifer Fortier:

    He was knocking at the door.

  5. Bettie Page:

    I never was the girl next door

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