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[n] a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
[n] a swinging or sliding barrier that will close off access into a car; "she forgot to lock the doors of her car"
[n] a room that is entered via a door; "his office is the third door down the hall on the left"
[n] a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road); "the office next door"; "they live two doors up the street from us"
[n] the entrance (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"
[n] anything providing a means of access (or escape); "we closed the door to Haitian immigrants"; "education is the door to success"

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\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. ????. Cf. {Foreign}.]
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.
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. Note: 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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