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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Door  \Door\,  n.  [OE.  dore,  dure,  AS  duru;  akin  to  OS  dura, 
  dor,  D.  deur,  OHG.  turi,  door,  tor  gate,  G.  th["u]r,  thor, 
  Icel.  dyrr,  Dan.  d["o]r,  Sw  d["o]rr,  Goth.  daur,  Lith. 
  durys  Russ.  dvere,  Olr.  dorus,  L.  fores,  Gr  ?;  cf  Skr. 
  dur,  dv[=a]ra.  ????.  Cf  {Foreign}.] 
  1.  An  opening  in  the  wall  of  a  house  or  of  an  apartment,  by 
  which  to  go  in  and  out  an  entrance  way 
 
  To  the  same  end  men  several  paths  may  tread,  As 
  many  doors  into  one  temple  lead.  --Denham. 
 
  2.  The  frame  or  barrier  of  boards,  or  other  material,  usually 
  turning  on  hinges,  by  which  an  entrance  way  into  a  house 
  or  apartment  is  closed  and  opened. 
 
  At  last  he  came  unto  an  iron  door  That  fast  was 
  locked.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Passage;  means  of  approach  or  access 
 
  I  am  the  door;  by  me  if  any  man  enter  in  he  shall 
  be  saved.  --John  x.  9. 
 
  4.  An  entrance  way  but  taken  in  the  sense  of  the  house  or 
  apartment  to  which  it  leads. 
 
  Martin's  office  is  now  the  second  door  in  the 
  street.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  {Blank  door},  {Blind  door},  etc  (Arch.)  See  under  {Blank}, 
  {Blind},  etc 
 
  {In  doors},  or  {Within  doors},  within  the  house. 
 
  {Next  door  to},  near  to  bordering  on 
 
  A  riot  unpunished  is  but  next  door  to  a  tumult. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
 
  {Out  of  doors},  or  {Without  doors},  and  colloquially,  {Out 
  doors},  out  of  the  house;  in  open  air;  abroad;  away  lost. 
 
  His  imaginary  title  of  fatherhood  is  out  of  doors. 
  --Locke. 
 
  {To  lay  (a  fault,  misfortune,  etc.)  at  one's  door},  to  charge 
  one  with  a  fault;  to  blame  for 
 
  {To  lie  at  one's  door},  to  be  imputable  or  chargeable  to 
 
  If  I  have  failed,  the  fault  lies  wholly  at  my  door. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  Door  is  used  in  an  adjectival  construction  or  as  the 
  first  part  of  a  compound  (with  or  without  the  hyphen), 
  as  door  frame,  doorbell  or  door  bell,  door  knob  or 
  doorknob,  door  latch  or  doorlatch  door  jamb,  door 
  handle,  door  mat,  door  panel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  door 
  n  1:  a  swinging  or  sliding  barrier  that  will  close  the  entrance 
  to  a  room  or  building;  "he  knocked  on  the  door";  "he 
  slammed  the  door  as  he  left" 
  2:  the  space  in  a  wall  through  which  you  enter  or  leave  a  room 
  or  building;  the  space  that  a  door  can  close  "he  stuck 
  his  head  in  the  doorway"  [syn:  {doorway},  {room  access},  {threshold}] 
  3:  anything  providing  a  means  of  access  (or  escape);  "we  closed 
  the  door  to  Haitian  immigrants";  "education  is  the  door  to 
  success" 
  4:  a  swinging  or  sliding  barrier  that  will  close  off  access 
  into  a  car  "she  forgot  to  lock  the  doors  of  her  car" 
  5:  a  house  that  is  entered  via  a  door;  "the  house  next  door"; 
  "they  live  just  two  doors  up  the  street  from  us" 
  6:  a  room  that  is  entered  via  a  door;  "his  office  is  three 
  doors  down  the  hall  on  the  left" 




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