Doorstep definition

dôrstĕp
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Step of a door. The threshold of a doorway.

On one's doorstep.

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A step leading to a door.
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The step or steps in front of an outside door.
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(figuratively) One's immediate neighbourhood or locality.

They want to build the prison right on our doorstep; it will only be half a mile away and being that close scares me.

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A big slice of bread.

2003, Diana Wynne Jones, The Merlin Conspiracy", P 241 ISBN 0-06-052318-2

"I cut myself a doorstep of bread with masses of butter and went along to see Romanov while I was eating it."

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To corner somebody for an unexpected interview.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
doorstep
Plural:
doorsteps

Origin of doorstep