door - meaning and definition. What is door
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What (who) is door - definition

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  • Parts of a panel or glazed door
  • Joint between midrail, lockrail and a gunstock stile
  • Door of the [[Florence Baptistery]] called ''The Gates of Paradise'', 1425–1452, gilded bronze, height: 5.2 m
  • A frame and filled door
  • Entrance of the [[Kunsthistorisches Museum]] ([[Vienna]], Austria)
  • A door
  • Transparent awning in [[Luxembourg]], above a door
  • A diagram illustrating the components of a panel door
  • Roman]] folding doors at [[Pompeii]], from the first century AD, similar with Neoclassical doors from the 19th century
  • Palace of São Cristóvão]], the former main residence of the [[Brazilian imperial family]] with gilded [[imperial cypher]]s of Emperor [[Pedro II of Brazil]]
  • ''Evolution Door'', 2013
  • The main types of door mechanisms
  • Roman]] wall painting of an ornate door, in the [[Villa Boscoreale]] (Italy), from the first century AD
  • Glass door decorated with [[Art Nouveau]] elements, from the [[Singer House]] ([[Saint Petersburg]], Russia)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A door is a piece of wood, glass, or metal, which is moved to open and close the entrance to a building, room, cupboard, or vehicle.
I knocked at the front door, but there was no answer...
The policeman opened the door and looked in...
A door is the space in a wall when a door is open.
She looked through the door of the kitchen. Her daughter was at the stove.
= doorway
Doors is used in expressions such as a few doors down or three doors up to refer to a place that is a particular number of buildings away from where you are. (INFORMAL)
Mrs Cade's house was only a few doors down from her daughter's apartment.
N-PLURAL: amount N down/up
see also next door
When you answer the door, you go and open the door because a visitor has knocked on it or rung the bell.
Carol answered the door as soon as I knocked.
PHRASE: V inflects
If you say that someone gets or does something by the back door or through the back door, you are criticizing them for doing it secretly and unofficially.
The government would not allow anyone to sneak in by the back door and seize power by force...
PHRASE: PHR after v [disapproval]
If someone closes the door on something, they stop thinking about it or dealing with it.
We never close the door on a successful series.
PHRASE: V inflects: PHR n
If people have talks and discussions behind closed doors, they have them in private because they want them to be kept secret.
...decisions taken in secret behind closed doors.
PHRASE: PHR after v, PHR n
If someone goes from door to door or goes door to door, they go along a street calling at each house in turn, for example selling something.
They are going from door to door collecting money from civilians.
PHRASE: PHR after v, PHR n
If you talk about a distance or journey from door to door or door to door, you are talking about the distance from the place where the journey starts to the place where it finishes. covering the whole journey from door to door...
If you say that something helps someone to get their foot in the door or their toe in the door, you mean that it gives them an opportunity to start doing something new, usually in an area that is difficult to succeed in.
The bondholding may help the firm get its foot in the door to win the business...
PHRASE: N inflects, PHR after v
If someone shuts the door in your face or slams the door in your face, they refuse to talk to you or give you any information.
Did you say anything to him or just shut the door in his face?
PHRASE: V inflects
If you lay something at someone's door, you blame them for an unpleasant event or situation.
The blame is generally laid at the door of the government.
PHRASE: V inflects
If someone or something opens the door to a good new idea or situation, they introduce it or make it possible.
This book opens the door to some of the most exciting findings in solid-state physics...
PHRASE: V and N inflect, oft PHR to n
When you are out of doors, you are not inside a building, but in the open air.
The weather was fine enough for working out of doors.
= outdoors
PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR
If you see someone to the door, you go to the door with a visitor when they leave.
PHRASE: V inflects
If someone shows you the door, they ask you to leave because they are angry with you.
Would they forgive and forget-or show him the door?
PHRASE: V inflects
at death's door: see death
¦ noun
1. a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.
2. the distance from one building to another: he lived two doors away.
lay something at someone's door blame someone for something.
out of doors in or into the open air.
-doored adjective
OE duru, dor, of Gmc origin.



A door is a hinged or otherwise movable barrier that allows ingress (entry) into and egress (exit) from an enclosure. The created opening in the wall is a doorway or portal. A door's essential and primary purpose is to provide security by controlling access to the doorway (portal). Conventionally, it is a panel that fits into the doorway of a building, room, or vehicle. Doors are generally made of a material suited to the door's task. They are commonly attached by hinges, but can move by other means, such as slides or counterbalancing.

The door may be able to move in various ways (at angles away from the doorway/portal, by sliding on a plane parallel to the frame, by folding in angles on a parallel plane, or by spinning along an axis at the center of the frame) to allow or prevent ingress or egress. In most cases, a door's interior matches its exterior side. But in other cases (e.g., a vehicle door) the two sides are radically different.

Many doors incorporate locking mechanisms to ensure that only some people can open them (such as with a key). Doors may have devices such as knockers or doorbells by which people outside announce their presence. (In some countries, such as Brazil, it is customary to clap from the sidewalk to announce one's presence.) Apart from providing access into and out of a space, doors may have the secondary functions of ensuring privacy by preventing unwanted attention from outsiders, of separating areas with different functions, of allowing light to pass into and out of a space, of controlling ventilation or air drafts so that interiors may be more effectively heated or cooled, of dampening noise, and of blocking the spread of fire.

Doors can have aesthetic, symbolic, ritualistic purposes. Receiving the key to a door can signify a change in status from outsider to insider. Doors and doorways frequently appear in literature and the arts with metaphorical or allegorical import as a portent of change.

Pronunciation examples for door
1. Door, door, door!
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
2. door to door.
Guy Raz _ How I Built This _ Talks at Google
3. door to door.
Getting There _ Gillian Segal _ Talks at Google
4. door-to-door to--
Ultrasylvania _ Brian Schirmer & Jeremy Saliba _ Talks at Google
5. door, door, color ...
Examples of use of door
1. Emirates SkyCargo‘s new solutions are integrated airport to door, integrated door to airport, integrated door to door, protect, cool chain, animal care, charter services and customer partnerships.
2. Door–to–door canvassers get bubble sheets to fill out.
3. He doesn‘t have troops that are marching door to door.
4. Does she go from door to door selling lucky heather?
5. Investigators went door–to–door, asking residents to stay home.