(going) from one home to the next, calling on each in turn: a door-to-door salesman, selling door-to-door
- 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.
- (by metonymy) From one household or business to the next.
- He carried the petition door to door, collecting signatures.
- He sold magazine subscriptions at inflated prices door to door.
- Selling door to door is the best training - and test - for a new salesman.
- (by metonymy) From ultimate origin to ultimate destination.
- The trip takes sixteen hours door to door.
- (by further extension) From shipper to recipient.
- The express company could only handle shipments door to door on the West Coast, needing others to reach the rest of the country.
- Alternative spelling of door-to-door.
- Mary Kay: Mary Kay Cosmetics, a company that has been in existence since 1963, is famous for its products and its independent consultants who used to go door-to-door selling makeup to woman across the United States.
- The lamps were selling successfully through salesman who would travel door-to-door in rural areas, demonstrating the lamps and even leaving them in the home for overnight trials.
- Senior citizen perks on other urban transportation systems range from discounted fares and senior passes to door-to-door service and special routes for shopping and recreation.
- The party could serve food at a soup kitchen, organize a door-to-door food drive, or help volunteer at a humane society, library, children's hospital, or other facility.
- An Italian immigrant, Vittorio originally started the winery in San Francisco (delivering the wine door-to-door) but ceased operations in 1920 because of Prohibition.