door

[ dawr, dohr ]
/ dɔr, doʊr /

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 for door

Origin of door

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, OCS dvĭrĭ

OTHER WORDS FROM door

door·less, adjectivehalf-door, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leave the door open

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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Idioms and Phrases with leave the door open (1 of 2)

leave the door open

Allow for further action or discussion. For example, This will's terms leave the door open for fighting among the heirs. This metaphoric expression transfers the invitation implied by an open door to future events. Also see open the door to.

Idioms and Phrases with leave the door open (2 of 2)

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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