- The definition of a door is a movable structure used for opening and closing an entrance or for giving access to something.
An example of a door is what someone would open to get into their house.
A beautiful wood door.
door definition by Webster's New World
- a movable structure for opening or closing an entrance, as to a building or room, or giving access to a closet, cupboard, etc.: most doors turn on hinges, slide in grooves, or revolve on an axis
- the room or building to which a particular door belongs: two doors down the hall
- any opening with a door in it; doorway
- any way to go in or out; passage; access
Origin: Middle English dure, dor ; from Old English duru feminine (orig., pair of doors), dor neuter , akin to German tür, door, tor, gate ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhwer-, an unverified form dhwor-, door from source Classical Latin fores (pl. of foris), two-leaved door, Classical Greek thyra, door (in plural , double door)
door definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A movable structure used to close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates.b. A similar part on a piece of furniture or a vehicle.
- A doorway.
- The room or building to which a door belongs: They live three doors down the hall.
- A means of approach or access: looking for the door to success.
- Slang To strike (a passing bicyclist, for example) by suddenly opening a vehicular door.
- To serve as a doorman or doorwoman of (a nightclub, for example).
Origin: Middle English dor, from Old English duru, dor; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.
- doorˈless adjective
doorA. rails B. stiles C. muntins
door - Computer Definition
door - Phrases/Idioms
lay at the door of
lie at someone's door
out of doors
show someone the door
at (someone's) door
leave the door open
show (someone) the door
- To eject (someone) from the premises.
- To terminate the employment of; fire.