What does Threshold mean?

Definitions for Thresholdˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. threshold(noun)

    the starting point for a new state or experience

    "on the threshold of manhood"

  2. threshold, limen(noun)

    the smallest detectable sensation

  3. 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"

  4. 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

  5. brink, threshold, verge(noun)

    a region marking a boundary


  1. threshold(Noun)

    The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.

  2. threshold(Noun)

    An entrance

  3. threshold(Noun)

    The start of the landing area of a runway

  4. threshold(Noun)

    The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit

  5. threshold(Noun)

    The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due

  6. threshold(Noun)

    The outset of an action or project

  7. threshold(Noun)

    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.

  8. threshold(Noun)

    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.

  9. Origin: From þrescold, from þrescan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threshold(noun)

    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

  2. Threshold(noun)

    fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life


  1. Threshold

    Threshold is a progressive metal band, formed in Surrey, UK in the late 1980s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Threshold

    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. therscwaldtherscan, to thresh, wald, wood.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. threshold

    The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Threshold' in Nouns Frequency: #2777


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threshold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Threshold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ma Hangzhong:

    The industry has a very low entry threshold.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Education begins within the threshold of one’s own house.

  3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    We already know (any deal) leaves Iran as a threshold nuclear state.

  4. Eduardo Fidanza:

    Scioli is near the 40 percent threshold but there is no certainty he will reach it.

  5. Bahar Haram:

    I am certain the HDP will exceed the threshold. My only worry is the theft of votes.

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