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DOOR, n. [G., Gr.]

1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.

2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.

3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.

4. Entrance; as the door of life.

5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10.

A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2.

To lie at the door, in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door.

Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]

In doors, within the house; at home.



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DOOR, n. [G., Gr.]

1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.

2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.

3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.

4. Entrance; as the door of life.

5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10.

A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2.

To lie at the door, in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door.

Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]

In doors, within the house; at home.

DOOR, n. [Sax. dora, dur, dure; G. thür; D. deur; Sw. dör; Dan. dör; Gr. θυρα; W. dör; Ir. doras; Arm. dor; Basque, dorrea; Russ. dver; Persic, دَرْ dar; Sans. dura; Armenian, turu; Ch. תרע or תרעא; Syr. ܬܪܥܐ; Ar. تَرْعَهٌ taroah. It is also in the Slavonic languages, Polish, Bohemian, Carinthian, &c. The verb תרע, ܬܪܥtaro, in Ch. and Syr. signifies to tear or cut open, to open or break open; in Syr. also, to pray, to supplicate, to burst, to crack; in Ar. to rush headlong, to strive, to crowd, to fill. In Dutch, door is through, G. durch. In Tartar, thurne is a door. Class Dr, No. 42. The Hebrew שער, a gate, seems to be the same word dialectically varied, and the verb coincides in sense with the Arabic, supra, to rush. The primary sense of the verb is to press, to drive, to rush. Hence a door is a passage, or break.]

  1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.
  2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house, or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.
  3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.
  4. Entrance; as, the door of life. – Dryden.
  5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation. I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. – John x. A door was opened to me by the Lord. – 2 Cor. ii. To lie at the door, in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door. Next door to, near to; bordering on. A riot unpunished, is but next door to a tumult. – L'Estrange. Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.] – Dryden. In doors, within the house; at home.

Door
  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.

    * 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.

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Door

DOOR, noun [G., Gr.]

1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.

2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.

3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.

4. Entrance; as the door of life.

5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10:1.

A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2:12.

To lie at the door in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door

Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]

In doors, within the house; at home.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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