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door

[ dawr, dohr ]
/ dɔr, doʊr /
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noun
a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.
a doorway: to go through the door.
the building, house, etc., to which a door belongs: My friend lives two doors down the street.
any means of approach, admittance, or access: the doors to learning.
any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another: at heaven's door.
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Idioms about door

Origin of door

First recorded before 900; Middle English dore, Old English duru “door,” dor “gate”; akin to German Tür, Old Norse dyrr, Greek thýra, Latin foris, Old Irish dorus, Old Chursh Slavonic dvĭrĭ

OTHER WORDS FROM door

doorless, adjectivehalf-door, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for door

door
/ (dɔː) /

noun
See also next door

Word Origin for door

Old English duru; related to Old Frisian dure, Old Norse dyrr, Old High German turi, Latin forēs, Greek thura
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Other Idioms and Phrases with door

door

see at death's door; at one's door; back door; beat a path to someone's door; behind closed doors; close the door on; darken one's door; foot in the door; keep the wolf from the door; lay at someone's door; leave the door open; lock the barn door; next door to; open doors; open the door to; see someone out (to the door); show someone out (to the door); show someone the door.

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