door

door
W1S1 [do: US do:r] n
[: Old English; Origin: duru 'door' and dor 'gate']
1.) the large flat piece of wood, glass etc that you open and close when you go into or out of a building, room, vehicle etc, or when you open a cupboard
→↑gate
open/close/shut the door
Could you open the door for me?
the door swung/flew/burst etc open
The door flew open and Ruth stormed in.
slam the door
(=shut it loudly, usually because you are angry)
front/back/side door
(=at the front, back etc of a house)
Is the back door shut?
the main door (=at the front entrance) of the cathedral
kitchen/bathroom/bedroom etc door
Don't forget to lock the garage door.
Can you answer the door (=open it after someone has knocked or pressed the bell) ?
get the door
AmE (=open or close it for someone)
Here, let me get the door for you.
knock on/at the door
Knock on the door and see if they're home.
cupboard/fridge etc door
Mary slid back the closet door.
door handle/knob
brass door handles
2.) the space made by an open door
= ↑doorway in/out (of)/through the door
Rick turned and ran out of the door.
I glanced through the open door.
3.) at the door
if someone is at the door, they are waiting for you to open the door of a building so they can come inside
There's somebody at the front door.
4.) out of doors
outside
I prefer working out of doors.
5.) show/see sb to the door
to take someone to the main way out of a building
My secretary will show you to the door.
6.) two/three etc doors away/down/up
used to say how many houses or buildings there are between your house, office etc and another building
two/three etc doors away/down/up from
Patrick lived two doors away from me.
7.) (from) door to door
a) especially BrE from one place to another
How long is the journey, door to door?
b) going to each house in a street or area to sell something, collect money, or ask for votes
Joe sold vacuum cleaners door to door for years.
8.) be on the door
to work at the entrance to a theatre, club etc, collecting tickets
9.) shut/close the door on sth
to make something impossible
The accident shut the door on her ballet career.
at death's door atdeath, behind closed doors atclosed, get in through the back door atback door, lay sth at sb's door atlay2 (19), ↑next door,open doors (for sb) atopen2 (16), ↑open-door policy,open the door to sth atopen2 (16), show sb the door atshow1 (20)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • door — [ dɔr ] noun count *** 1. ) a large flat object you open when you want to enter or leave a building, room, or vehicle: a little house with a red door The door creaked slowly open. There was a draft coming from under the door. open/close/shut the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • door — door, gate, portal, postern, doorway, gateway are comparable chiefly as meaning an entrance to a place. Door applies chiefly to the movable and usually swinging barrier which is set in the opening which serves as an entrance to a building or to a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • door — door; door·brand; door·less; door·man; door·stead; door·ward; in·door; maz·door; out·door; tan·door; door·wards; ten·door; …   English syllables

  • door — [dôr] n. [ME dure, dor < OE duru fem. (orig., pair of doors), dor neut., akin to Ger tür, door, tor, gate < IE base * dhwer , *dhwor , door > L fores (pl. of foris), two leaved door, Gr thyra, door (in pl., double door)] 1. a movable… …   English World dictionary

  • door — M.E. merger of O.E. dor (neut.; pl. doru) large door, gate, and O.E. duru (fem., pl. dura) door, gate, wicket, both from P.Gmc. *dur (Cf. O.S. duru, O.N. dyrr, Dan. dèr, O.Fris. dure, O.H.G. turi, Ger. Tür), from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Door — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anton Door (1833–1919), Wiener Konzertpianist Daisy Door (* 1943; eigentlich Evelyn van Ophuisen), deutsche Schlagersängerin Door bezeichnet weiterhin: Door County, einen County im US Bundesstaat Wisconsin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • door — ► NOUN 1) a movable barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard. 2) the distance from one building in a row to another: he lived two doors away. ● lay at someone s door Cf. ↑lay at someone s door ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • Door — (spr. Dohr), Grafschaft im Staate Wisconsin von Nordamerika, 19 QM., eine Halbinsel zwischen dem Michigan See u. der Green Bai bildend; erst 1850 von der Grafschaft Brown getrennt; Hauptort: Gibraltar …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Door — Door, Anton, Pianist, geb. 20. Juni 1833 in Wien, Schüler von Czerny und S. Sechter, konzertierte bereits 1850 erfolgreich in Baden Baden und Wiesbaden, dann mit Ludwig Straus in Italien, bereiste 1856–57 Skandinavien und wurde in Stockholm zum… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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