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ˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊldthresh·old

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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

Wiktionary

  1. threshold(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  2. threshold(Noun)

    An entrance

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  3. threshold(Noun)

    The start of the landing area of a runway

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  4. threshold(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  5. threshold(Noun)

    The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  6. threshold(Noun)

    The outset of an action or project

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  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.

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  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.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. threshold

    An income amount or range created in legislation that defines the just, fair and specific income amount when tax must be paid at a just, fair and specific rate using data, facts information, research and statistics to prove the tax rate.

    The threshold is easily achieved to ensure the grant iss able to be applied for.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 24, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of threshold in a Sentence

  1. Josh Altic:

    Polling from early February indicates that about 71 percent of voters are in favor of this, in Florida, the threshold is 60 percent, so it's one of the few states that has a supermajority requirement that's pretty high.

  2. Tom Ironside:

    Although we welcome the reduction in the salary threshold, it is disappointing that the government has not understood the needs of the economy and the vital contribution of workers supporting the operation of warehouses, food factories and city center stores.

  3. Bill Scher:

    You have to consider what her( Stein’s) real objective is, she does not care about getting on the debate stage, she wants to the five percent threshold in November. In doing that she will earn recognition by the Federal Election Commission as a minority party and will be able to make Green Party a more permanent fixture in American politics.

  4. Emmy Bengtson:

    We know that the internet has a really low threshold for BS, and we know that the best thing we can do is just showcase Kirsten being herself, luckily we have a candidate who is that kind of person.

  5. Selahattin Demirtas:

    The AK Party is dragging the country into a period of conflict, seeking revenge for the loss of its majority in the June election, hDP passing the threshold and the AK Party losing its parliamentary majority are being used as a pretext for war.

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