An example of a door is what someone would open to get into their house.
Two doors down the hall.
Looking for the door to success.
I knocked on the vice president's door.
The 24 doors in an Advent calendar.
Keep a door on your anger.
They live three doors down the hall.
- As a charge holding someone responsible:You shouldn't lay the blame for the fiasco at her door.
- To refuse to allow for the possibility of:The secretary of state closed the door on future negotiations.
- To allow for the possibility of:Let's leave the door open for future stylistic changes.
- To eject (someone) from the premises.
- To terminate the employment of; fire.
- to blame (a person) for
- to be imputable or chargeable to someone
- outside a house, building, etc.; outdoors
- to ask or command someone to leave
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of door
- Middle English dor from Old English duru, dor dhwer- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English dore, dor, from Old English duru (“door”), dor (“gate”), from Proto-Germanic *durz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwer-, *dʰwor- (“doorway, door, gate”). Cognates include West Frisian doar, Dutch deur, German Tür (“door”), Tor (“gate”), Danish dør, Icelandic dyr, Latin foris, Modern Greek θύρα (thýra), Albanian derë pl. dyer, Kurdish derge (der), derî, Persian در (dar), Russian дверь (dver’), Hindustani द्वार (dvār) / دوار (dvār), Armenian դուռ (duṙ), Irish doras, Lithuanian durys.