door-to-door

[dawr-tuh-dawr, dohr-tuh-dohr]

adjective

calling, selling, canvassing, etc., at each house or apartment in an area, town, or the like: a door-to-door poll.
sent direct from the point of pickup to the point of delivery, as a shipment or order of merchandise.
covering the complete route of a door-to-door shipment, delivery, etc.: door-to-door carrying charges; door-to-door insurance.

adverb

in a door-to-door manner.

Origin of door-to-door

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for door-to-door

stump, campaigning, candidature, canvassing, politicking

Examples from the Web for door-to-door

Contemporary Examples of door-to-door

Historical Examples of door-to-door

  • Gracious, you wouldn't have to sell from door-to-door, would you?

  • Just before the battle of Cerro Gordo there was a door-to-door canvass at Mexico; but only small sums can have been picked up.

  • They manufacture simple compositions like polishing waxes and sell them from door-to-door.