Origin of threshold
Examples from the Web for threshold
There is one final lesson to learn before he crosses the threshold from darkness to glory.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She took her temperature on Monday and noted it was slightly elevated to 99.5, just under the threshold for worry.
That year was really the first year that I stepped over the threshold and became more of a collaborator.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once a threshold osmolality is reached in our bodies, it triggers our brains to make us seek water.
To meet that threshold, experts said, the bond investments or royalty income would have to be substantial.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer|Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I reached out my hand to learn the truth, and touched a cold hand hanging limply over the threshold.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
Avice ran to the door, and opened it, to find two priests standing on the threshold.Our Little Lady|Emily Sarah Holt
At length the door opened again, and the physician appeared on the threshold.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
She was quietly entering the school of Life, while the rest were only standing at the threshold.Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days|Nell Speed
No sooner does he pass the threshold than he stabs La Bonne with his dagger.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
British Dictionary definitions for threshold
- a level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc
- (as modifier)threshold price; threshold effect
- the minimum intensity or value of a signal, etc, that will produce a response or specified effecta frequency threshold
- (as modifier)a threshold current
Word Origin for threshold
Word Origin and History for threshold
Old English þrescold, þærscwold, þerxold "doorsill, point of entering," first element related to Old English þrescan (see thresh), with its original sense of "tread, trample." Second element of unknown origin and much transformed in all the Germanic languages; in English it probably has been altered to conform to hold, but the oft-repeated story that the threshold was a barrier placed at the doorway to hold the chaff flooring in the room is mere folk etymology. Cognates include Old Norse þreskjoldr, Swedish tröskel, Old High German driscufli, German dialectal drischaufel.