door

[dawr, dohr]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. doomster,
  2. doomwatch,
  3. doomy,
  4. doon,
  5. doona,
  6. door chain,
  7. door charge,
  8. door check,
  9. door furniture,
  10. door handle

Idioms

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

Related formsdoor·less, adjectivehalf-door, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lie at someone's door

door

noun

  1. a hinged or sliding panel for closing the entrance to a room, cupboard, etc
  2. (in combination)doorbell; doorknob
a doorway or entrance to a room or building
a means of access or escapea door to success
early doors British informal esp sport at an early stage
lay at someone's door to lay (the blame or responsibility) on someone
out of doors in or into the open air
show someone the door to order someone to leave
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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Word Origin and History for lie at someone's door

door

n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with lie at someone's door

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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