[dɔː] or [dɔr]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) a room that is entered via a door; 'his office is the third door down the hall on the left'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) anything providing a means of access (or escape); 'we closed the door to Haitian immigrants'; 'education is the door to success'.
Checker: Thomas--From WordNet
(n.) An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Passage; means of approach or access.
(n.) An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Edited by Christine
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Entrance.. Passage, avenue, means of access, means of approach.. [Familiarly.] House.
Typed by Lloyd
n. the usual entrance into a house room or passage: the wooden frame on hinges closing up the entrance: a means of approach or access.—ns. Door′-bell; Door′-case the frame which encloses a door; Door′-cheek (Scot.) one of the side-posts of a door; Door′-keep′er; Door′-knock′er; Door′-mat; Door′-nail; Door′-plate a plate on or at a door with the householder's name on it; Door′-post the jamb or side-piece of a door; Door′-sill the threshold of a doorway; Door′-stead a doorway; Door′-step Door′-stone the step-stone; Door′way the entrance or passage closed by the door; Door′-yard a yard about the door of a house; Fold′ing-door a door in two halves each of which may be folded back against the wall.—Darken one's door to cross one's threshold; Death's door on the point of death in great danger of death; Next door to in the house next to: near to bordering upon very nearly; Out of doors in the open air; Show to the door to dismiss with ignominy.
Unserious Contents or Definition
To dream of entering a door, denotes slander, and enemies from whom you are trying in vain to escape. This is the same of any door, except the door of your childhood home. If it is this door you dream of entering, your days will be filled with plenty and congeniality. To dream of entering a door at night through the rain, denotes, to women, unpardonable escapades; to a man, it is significant of a drawing on his resources by unwarranted vice, and also foretells assignations. To see others go through a doorway, denotes unsuccessful attempts to get your affairs into a paying condition. It also means changes to farmers and the political world. To an author, it foretells that the reading public will reprove his way of stating facts by refusing to read his later works. To dream that you attempt to close a door, and it falls from its hinges, injuring some one, denotes that malignant evil threatens your friend through your unintentionally wrong advice. If you see another attempt to lock a door, and it falls from its hinges, you will have knowledge of some friend's misfortune and be powerless to aid him.
- They reached a curtained door, behind which sounded lovely music. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- A piece of tapestry over a door also showed a blue-green world with a pale stag in it. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I'm gwine to open the door. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- We were then led up to the door, where we were directed to get down on our hands and knees with our backs toward the room we were to enter. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Entering the open passage, she tapped at the door of the private parlour, unfastened it, and looked in. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- You passed out quickly into the passage, and left the door open. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- As our visitor concluded, Holmes sprang up without a word, handed me my hat, picked his own from the table, and followed Dr. Trevelyan to the door. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- My father brought me to the door, not a minute ago, but unfortunately he was not told that you were here, and he has gone away on some business. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- They stood in the door, looking after me. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- There was a brief interval, they heard a door close, then Maxim said, in his refined voice: 'That's all right. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- We entered the playground enclosure, and walked by the schoolroom window to get round to the door, which was situated at the back of the building. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- For what's a door-chain when she's got one always up? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Opening the door, he spoke a few words quickly but quietly to two females who ran to meet him in the passage. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- These she put on, out on the staircase, first shutting and locking the door and taking away the key. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- As he drew near his door, Ponsonby pressed me close to his heart. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- At one of the theatre doors, there was a little girl with a mother, looking for a way across the street through the mud. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- We heard it inside the doors. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- The opening for putting in the ice, shown just under the pulley in the cut, has two doors with a space between; each door a foot thick. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- He steps into the room, and she comes in too, closing both the doors behind her. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It flashed upon Miss Pross's mind that the doors were all standing open, and would suggest the flight. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- On the same day, amidst the outcries of all the women in the place, he put his head out of doors. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Then came the question, which of the two next doors? Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- The doors were at the ends, a row of seats ran along each side of the interior, and a long deal table extended down the centre. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- I only went up and shut the doors. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The doors of Skuytercliff were rarely and grudgingly opened to visitors, and a chilly week-end was the most ever offered to the few thus privileged. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- At a signal from Dak Kova the doors of two cages were thrown open and a dozen green Martian females were driven to the center of the arena. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- What's the news in doors? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He then knocked at the doors of two other similar rooms, and introduced me to their occupants, by name Drummle and Startop. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- You shut up the windows and doors the night before. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Don't turn me out of doors to wander in the streets again. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.