What does doorbell mean?

Definitions for doorbellˈdɔrˌbɛl, ˈdoʊr-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doorbell, bell, buzzer(noun)

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


  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.


  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".

Editors Contribution

  1. doorbell

    A type of device and product created and designed in various color, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles that make a sound when you press a part of the device, operated by battery or solar power.

    We bought a new solar power doorbell, it was easy to install and works accurately, it costs nothing to run and makes a beautiful sound.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

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

  2. 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,'.

  3. John Kunze:

    In some markets home delivery is important and in those markets we do offer home delivery, where a courier will show up, ring your doorbell and give you an envelope with cash.

  4. 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.

  5. Nathan Phillips:

    If you smell it, it’s already a potentially dangerous situation and even ringing a doorbell or making a cell phone call or any small spark in an environment that has gas you can smell can lead to combustion, you get everyone out of the house first, and then you make the phone call after you’re outside your house.

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