Meaning of DOOR in English


— doorless , adj.

/dawr, dohr/ , n.

1. a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.

2. a doorway: to go through the door.

3. the building, house, etc., to which a door belongs: My friend lives two doors down the street.

4. any means of approach, admittance, or access: the doors to learning.

5. any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another: at heaven's door.

6. lay at someone's door , to hold someone accountable for; blame; impute.

7. leave the door open , to allow the possibility of accommodation or change; be open to reconsideration: The boss rejected our idea but left the door open for discussing it again next year.

8. lie at someone's door , to be the responsibility of; be imputable to: One's mistakes often lie at one's own door.

9. show someone the door , to request or order someone to leave; dismiss: She resented his remark and showed him the door.

[ bef. 900; ME dore, OE duru door, dor gate; akin to G Tür, ON dyrr, Gk thýra, L foris, OIr dorus, OCS dviri ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .