door [door doors] BrE [dɔː(r)]
NAmE [dɔːr]
1. countable a piece of wood, glass, etc. that is opened and closed so that people can get in and out of a room, building, car, etc; a similar thing in a cupboard/closet
a knock on the door
to open/shut/close/slam/lock/bolt the door
to answer the door (= to go and open it because sb has knocked on it or rung the bell)
the front/back door (= at the entrance at the front/back of a building)
the bedroom door
the door frame
a four-door saloon car
the fridge door
Shut the door!
Close the door behind you, please.
The door closed behind him.
see also back-door, fire door, French door, open-door, revolving door, sliding door, stable door, stage door, swing door, trapdoor
2. countable the space when a door is open
Marc appeared through a door at the far end of the room.
(informal) She's just arrived— she's just come in the door.
(informal) He walked out the door.
3. countable the area close to the entrance of a building
There's somebody at the door (= at the front door of a house).
‘Can I help you?’ asked the man at the door.
see also doorway
4. countable a house, room, etc. that is a particular number of houses, rooms, etc. away from another
the family that lives three doors up from us
Our other branch is just a few doors down the road.
see also next door
5. uncountable (BrE) the amount of money made by selling tickets for an event
Syn: gate
50% of the door will go to the Red Cross.
Performers keep 75% of the door.
more at by/through the back door at back adj., close, etc. the barn door after the horse has escaped at barn, beat a path to sb's door at beat v., close its doors at close 1 v., behind closed doors at closed, never darken my door again at darken, at death's door at death, get/have a foot in the door at foot n., open doors for sb at open v., show sb the door at show v., close, etc. the stable door after the horse has bolted at stable door n., keep the wolf from the door at wolf n.
Idioms: door to door door to something lay something at somebody's door leave the door open on the door out of doors shut the door in somebody's face shut the door on something somebody's door
Word Origin:
Old English duru, dor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch deur ‘door’ and German Tür ‘door’, Tor ‘gate’; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin foris ‘gate’ and Greek thura ‘door’.
door noun C
There was a knock on the door.
entrance • • exit • • doorway • • way • • hatch • • gate • • gateway
at the door/entrance/exit/gate
through the door/doorway/hatch/gate/gateway
the front/back/side door/entrance/exit/way/gate
open/shut/close/slam the door/hatch/gate
Example Bank:
Always put the door chain on.
Go along the corridor and through the double doors.
Go and answer the door.
He arrived home to find the door barred.
He banged the front door behind him as he left.
He came in the side door.
He flung the door open and caught them stuffing a document back into a briefcase.
He got stuck in a revolving door.
He had left the door ajar.
He leaned against the door jamb.
He looked through the door to make sure the children were all right.
He pulled the door shut.
He stood in the door for several minutes before deciding whether he'd stay.
He was working the door at the event.
I banged on the door for ages but still couldn't wake them.
I left the door on the latch so that I could sneak back in later.
I stopped at a low oak door set in the stone wall.
I tried the door but it was locked.
I was woken by a door banging in the wind.
I went through the door marked ‘Enquiries’.
Parking is helped by wide door mirrors.
Remember to bolt the door before you go to bed.
She had trouble pushing the heavy door open.
She poked her head through the door to say goodbye.
She pushed her way through the swing doors.
Someone had propped the fire door open with a pile of books.
The car drove off with its rear door flapping open.
The door bore a notice saying ‘Private’.
The door burst open and a little boy ran in.
The door connecting the two offices is kept locked.
The door opens onto a sunny terrace.
The door stood ajar so I could see a narrow section of the room.
The door was half-open when we got there.
The door was jammed shut.
The inner door leads to the safe and is always locked after 5 p.m.
There's someone at the door.
They had to break the door down to get into the flat.
This door leads to my bedroom.
a creaking door hinge
automatic garage door openers
the back door of a house
the door between the laundry room and the garage
the door into the back garden
the rear door of a car
He walked out the door.
Mark appeared through a door at the far end of the room.
She's just arrived— she's just come in the door.
There was a knock on the door.
the bedroom/wardrobe door

WordNet Dictionary:
1. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
- he knocked on the door
- he slammed the door as he left
2. the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
- he stuck his head in the doorway
Syn: doorway, room access, threshold
3. anything providing a means of access (or escape)
- we closed the door to Haitian immigrants
- education is the door to success
4. a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)
- the office next door
- they live two doors up the street from us
5. a room that is entered via a door
- his office is the third door down the hall on the left

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
To the same end, men several paths may tread,
As many doors into one temple lead.
2.The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
At last he came unto an iron door
That fast was locked.
3.Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.
4.An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Martin's office is now the second door in the street.
Blank door
(Arch.) etc. (Arch.) See under Blank, Blind, etc.
In doors
within the house.
Next door to
near to; bordering on.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors.
If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door.

Legal Dictionary:

DOOR. The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house.
     2. To authorize the breach of an outer door in order to serve process, the process must be of a criminal nature; and even then a demand of admittance must first have been refused. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234; 1 N. H. Rep. 346; 10 John. 263; 1 Root, 83 , 134; 21 Pick. R. 156. The outer door may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N. 3.
     3. An outer door cannot in general be broken for the purpose of serving civil process; 13 Mass. 520; but after the defendant has been arrested, and he takes refuge in his own house, the officer may justify breaking an outer door to take him. Foster, 320; 1 Roll. R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555.; 10 Wend. 300; 6 Hill, N. Y. Rep. 597. When once an officer is in the house, he may break open an inner door to make an arrest. Kirby, 386 5 John. 352; 17 John. 127, See 1 Toull. n. 214, p. 88.

Dream Dictionary:
To dream that you are entering through a door, signifies new opportunities that will be presented before you. You are entering into a new stage in your life and moving from one level of consciousness to another. In particular, a door that opens to the out

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