A woman talking to a door-to-door salesman.
door-to-door definition by Webster's New World
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from one home to the next, calling on each in turn: door-to-door selling
door-to-door definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Going to or making appeals at residences, as when selling or canvassing: a door-to-door sales representative.
- Delivered directly from a store or business to a residence: promised door-to-door delivery.
- doorˈ-to-doorˈ adverb
door-to-door - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Selling to or canvassing residences.
- Delivering goods from the manufacturer or retailer directly to the residence or place of business of the buyer.
door-to-door - Phrases/Idioms
Calling at each house, apartment, store, etc. in an area, in order to deliver, sell, or ask for something. For example, We were asked to go door to door to collect enough signatures. [c. 1900]
Sent from a place of origin or pickup to a place of delivery. For example, They quoted me a price for door to door, as well as a lower one if I would pick up the goods myself. This usage is nearly always applied to a shipment of merchandise.