In recent days, however, North Korea has opened the door for a possible shift in policy.
She goes to the door and ushers in a tall, handsome man, impeccably put together.
I saw The Washington Post's front page this morning, something about Boehner opening the door to a deal.
“I realized these rude people were encroaching upon my personal life—my own fault, mind you—for opening the door,” he said.
People are pushing down the carriage toward the door behind me.
I left the station-master's office, and found the poor Alsatian waiting at the door.
"You politicians—" she began, when she was interrupted by a call at the door.
We should have the keys of the door that led to the all-important rooms.
The automobile, with Henderson at the wheel, was at the door before dawn.
Two eyes near the door were gleaming with the light of fiendish triumph.
Middle English merger of Old English dor (neuter; plural doru) "large door, gate," and Old English duru (fem., plural dura) "door, gate, wicket;" both from Proto-Germanic *dur- (cf. Old Saxon duru, Old Norse dyrr, Danish dør, Old Frisian dure, Old High German turi, German Tür).
The Germanic words are from PIE *dhwer- "a doorway, a door, a gate" (cf. Greek thura, Latin foris, Gaulish doro "mouth," Gothic dauro "gate," Sanskrit dvárah "door, gate," Old Persian duvara- "door," Old Prussian dwaris "gate," Russian dver' "a door").
The base form is frequently in dual or plural, leading to speculation that houses of the original Indo-Europeans had doors with two swinging halves. Middle English had both dure and dor; form dore predominated by 16c., but was supplanted by door.
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. [Ogden Nash]