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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.
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. 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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