- door chain,
- door charge,
- door check,
- door furniture,
- door handle
Origin of door
Examples from the Web for doors
A train had actually arrived at the station but its doors were already shut.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
El Bulli, for instance, previously named the best restaurant in the world, shuttered its doors after only a few decades.
So with the doors of late night closed to her, Slate had to scale down her ambitions to raise her profile.The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they are relishing their pastries with heavy hearts this week, as De Robertis prepares to close its doors for good tomorrow.
When the tried to exit the car, her driver locked the doors, trapping her inside.
The sun was streaming in through open French doors, filtered through bronze screen doors.Ye of Little Faith|Roger Phillips Graham
The cage containing the odalisk is raised on a hoisting rope so that it hangs in midair with the doors open.
Her sole evidence of being alive was her habit of staying in church until the doors were closed and she could stay no longer.The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
Such was his repute that there were weavers who spoke of locking their doors when they went from home.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
Here, standing at the doors of their houses, were many of the inhabitants who had gathered to watch us pass.The Ivory Child|H. Rider Haggard
- 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.