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Door Door, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th["u]r, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. d["o]r, Sw. d["o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. dur, dv[=a]ra. [root]246. Cf. {Foreign}.] 1. An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way. [1913 Webster]

To the same end, men several paths may tread, As many doors into one temple lead. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

At last he came unto an iron door That fast was locked. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Passage; means of approach or access. [1913 Webster]

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. --John x. 9. [1913 Webster]

4. An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads. [1913 Webster]

Martin's office is now the second door in the street. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

{Blank door}, {Blind door}, etc. (Arch.) See under {Blank}, {Blind}, etc.

{In doors}, or {Within doors}, within the house.

{Next door to}, near to; bordering on. [1913 Webster]

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult. --L'Estrange.

{Out of doors}, or {Without doors}, and, [colloquially], {Out doors}, out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost. [1913 Webster]

His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors. --Locke.

{To lay (a fault, misfortune, etc.) at one's door}, to charge one with a fault; to blame for.

{To lie at one's door}, to be imputable or chargeable to. [1913 Webster]

If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: Door is used in an adjectival construction or as the first part of a compound (with or without the hyphen), as, door frame, doorbell or door bell, door knob or doorknob, door latch or doorlatch, door jamb, door handle, door mat, door panel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • next door — next door1 adv 1.) in the house, room etc next to yours or someone else s ▪ the boy next door ▪ Her office is just next door. 2.) next door to sth next to another building, room etc ▪ They live next door to the fish and chip shop. next door 2… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • next door — adjective, adverb * in the building, room, or position next to yours, or next to another: My best friend from school lives next door. John came in from the office next door. next door to: The restaurant is next door to the bank. the boy/girl next …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • next-door — (adv.) also nextdoor, 1570s, from noun phrase next door nearest house (late 15c.), from NEXT (Cf. next) + DOOR (Cf. door). Noun meaning the people living next door is from 1855 …   Etymology dictionary

  • next-door — adj [only before noun] 1.) next door neighbour the person who lives in the house or apartment next to yours 2.) next door apartment/office etc the apartment etc that is next to yours …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • next-door — adj [only before noun] 1.) next door neighbour the person who lives in the house or apartment next to yours 2.) next door apartment/office etc the apartment etc that is next to yours …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • next-door — next ,door adjective only before noun 1. ) the next door apartment, garden, office, etc. is the one next to yours 2. ) your next door neighbor lives in the house next to yours …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • next door — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ in or to the next house or room. ● next door to Cf. ↑next door to …   English terms dictionary

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