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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Threshold  \Thresh"old\,  n.  [OE.  threswold,  [thorn]reshwold,  AS 
  [thorn]rescwald,  [thorn]erscwald,  [thorn]erscold, 
  [thorn]rescold,  fr  [thorn]rescan,  [thorn]erscan,  to  thresh; 
  akin  to  Icel.  [thorn]reskj["o]de,  [thorn]r["o]skuldr,  Sw 
  tr["o]skel,  Dan.  t[ae]rskel.  See  {Thrash}.] 
  1.  The  plank,  stone,  or  piece  of  timber,  which  lies  under  a 
  door,  especially  of  a  dwelling  house,  church,  temple,  or 
  the  like  the  doorsill;  hence  entrance;  gate;  door. 
  2.  Fig.:  The  place  or  point  of  entering  or  beginning, 
  entrance;  outset;  as  the  threshold  of  life. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  starting  point  of  a  new  state  or  experience;  "on  the 
  threshold  of  manhood" 
  2:  the  smallest  detectable  sensation  [syn:  {limen}] 
  3:  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},  {door},  {room 
  4:  a  horizontal  piece  of  wood  or  stone  that  forms  the  bottom  of 
  a  doorway  and  offer  support  when  passing  through  a  doorway 
  [syn:  {doorsill},  {doorstep}] 
  5:  a  region  marking  a  boundary  [syn:  {brink},  {verge}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Heb.  miphtan  probably  a  projecting  beam  at  a  higher  point 
  than  the  threshold  proper  (1  Sam.  5:4,5;  Ezek.  9:3;  10:4,18; 
  46:2;  47:1);  also  rendered  door"  and  "door-post." 
  (2.)  'Asuppim,  pl  (Neh.  12:25),  rendered  correctly 
  storehouses"  in  the  Revised  Version.  In  1  Chr.  26:15,  17  the 
  Authorized  Version  retains  the  word  as  a  proper  name  while  in 
  the  Revised  Version  it  is  translated  "storehouses." 

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