• synonyms


[dawr-pleyt, dohr-]
  1. a small identification plate on the outside door of a house or room, bearing the occupant's name, the apartment or house number, or the like.
Show More

Origin of doorplate

First recorded in 1815–25; door + plate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for doorplate

Historical Examples

  • The doorplate was of cast iron of heavy section, strongly ribbed.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'

    British Government

  • He could distinguish fruit from leaves on a tree, and read the name on a doorplate where others could see nothing in the darkness.