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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. Lothar Wieler:

    The disease is a pandemic, it comes in waves ... Germany, too, will probably be affected by a second wave of corona, unfortunately we do not yet know exactly where the threshold for (being able to relax some measures) lies.

  2. Leonard Cohen:

    The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul...

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    In coming weeks, the powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, something that would chiefly imperil the existence of the State of Israel, as prime minister of Israel, I am obligated to make every effort to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weaponry that will be aimed at the State of Israel. This effort is global and I will go anywhere I am invited to make the State of Israel's case and defend its future and existence.

  4. Shruthi Reddy:

    We've declared employee pay cuts if revenue falls below a threshold.

  5. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims:

    There could be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they do n’t reach a certain threshold, I can not tell ICE about them.

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