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Definitions for threshold
ˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊldthresh·old

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thresholdnoun

    the starting point for a new state or experience

    "on the threshold of manhood"

  2. threshold, limennoun

    the smallest detectable sensation

  3. doorway, door, room access, thresholdnoun

    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, thresholdnoun

    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, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

Wiktionary

  1. thresholdnoun

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

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  2. thresholdnoun

    An entrance

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  3. thresholdnoun

    The start of the landing area of a runway

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  4. thresholdnoun

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

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  5. thresholdnoun

    The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  6. thresholdnoun

    The outset of an action or project

    Etymology: From þrescold, from þrescan

  7. thresholdnoun

    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. thresholdnoun

    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. Thresholdnoun

    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. Thresholdnoun

    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. Jatin Singh:

    The Pacific Ocean has become strongly warmer than average. The model projections call for 80 percent chance of El Nino during March-May, dropping to 60 percent for June to August, this means, it is going to be a devolving El Nino year, though retaining threshold values all through the season. Thus, monsoon 2019 is likely to be below normal.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Iran must not be allowed to set itself up as a nuclear threshold state, there is no reason for it to retain thousands of centrifuges which would allow it to enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb in a short period of time.

  3. Lois Greenfield:

    I shoot just one moment at a time. ... These moments are beneath the threshold of perception, it's often a moment when (the dancers are) falling, or they're going up, or two people are about to touch or something like that. Those moments are more expressive than the typical dance photo of someone in a perfect position on the ground or in the air.

  4. Sorel Vorster:

    The most important decision is to make sure we want to go ahead with treatment, because the only definitive treatment is surgical, in treatment, we have a high threshold before we decide on surgery.

  5. David Weller:

    Keep in mind that carrying capacity is not a hard ceiling, but that it's a shifting threshold, in some years or period of years the environment is capable of supporting more whales than in other years.

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