What does doorbell mean?

Definitions for doorbell
ˈdɔrˌbɛl, ˈdoʊr-door·bell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doorbell, bell, buzzer(noun)

    a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

Wiktionary

  1. doorbell(Noun)

    A device on or adjacent to an outer door for announcing one's presence. It can be mechanical, directly sounding a bell, or a button that electrically sounds a chime or buzzer inside the building.

  2. doorbell(Noun)

    A button that actives an electric doorbell.

  3. doorbell(Verb)

    To ring many doorbells in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit.

  4. doorbell(Verb)

    To ring many doorbells of (target people or an area) in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit.

    We doorbelled the whole district in an effort to get out the vote.

Freebase

  1. Doorbell

    A doorbell is a signaling device typically placed near an entry door to a building. When a visitor presses a button the bell rings inside the building, alerting the occupant to the presence of the visitor. Although the first doorbells were mechanical, activated by pulling a cord, modern doorbells are electric — they are actuated by an electric switch. A precursor to the electric doorbell, specifically a bell that could be rung at a distance via an electric wire was invented by Joseph Henry around 1831. An early patent for an electric door bell, patent 237,455, was obtained in 1881 by Edwin Swan of Indiana for an "illuminated electric push button".

How to pronounce doorbell?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say doorbell in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doorbell in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doorbell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of doorbell in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Halstead:

    Fort Worth residents were standing literally at the front door, they could see whether the door was kicked on or not. The lights were on, there was evidence that people were living there, there were toys, why they advanced to an extremely dark backyard area without at least ringing the doorbell or checking the entrance ? That's extremely concerning.

  2. Mary Zimmer:

    This family has been adopted by someone in the community. And when I say adopted, I mean businesses, church groups, organizations have come together every night, rung their doorbell and brought a gift to this family. Every night, big gifts, loving gifts.

  3. Showrunner Steve Molaro:

    He had a line in the script where he told Leonard and Koothrappali, ‘Don’t ring my doorbell or my poodles will go crazy,'.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Brilliantly disguised as Hard work, Opportunity always knocks only once, and hence gets missed by many. Temptations, on the other hand, lean on the doorbell and get the welcome reception. Successful persons recognize the true Opportunity hidden within the challenge, and turn it into a great Success Story. Recognize and welcome the Opportunity, when she knocks on your door. Good luck!

  5. Anonymous:

    Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Images & Illustrations of doorbell

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