door
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: dô, IPA: /dɔː/
  • (America) enPR: dôr, IPA: /dɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: dōrʹ, IPA: /do(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /doə/
Noun

door (plural doors)

  1. A portal of entry into a building, room, or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.
    I knocked on the vice president's door
  2. Any flap, etc. that opens like a door.
    the 24 doors in an Advent calendar
  3. (immigration) An entry point.
  4. (figurative) A means of approach or access.
    Learning is the door to wisdom.
  5. (figurative) A barrier.
    Keep a door on your anger.
  6. (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.
Translations Translations Verb

door (doors, present participle dooring; past and past participle doored)

  1. (transitive, cycling) To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in front of an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian.



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