Origin of door
Examples from the Web for doorless
Historical Examples of doorless
Part of the inscription was still there, over the now doorless entrance.Time Enough at Last
Back of him was a doorless exit, which gave on to a dark passage.The Sheriff of Badger
George B. Pattullo
A few days ago I sat in one of those libraries which seem to be doorless.And Even Now
He was lying on a floor of crude planking, the setting sun shining into his eyes through the doorless entrance of the building.Deathworld
It has a window without panes, and a doorless doorway, and yet a marvellous structure both in workmanship and usefulness.Woman's Endurance
- a hinged or sliding panel for closing the entrance to a room, cupboard, etc
- (in combination)doorbell; doorknob
Word Origin for door
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]
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.