A door



  • 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.
  • Any flap, etc. that opens like a door.
  • An entry point.
  • A means of approach or access.
  • A barrier.
  • A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.



Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English dore, dor, from Old English duru ("door"), dor, from Proto-West Germanic *dur, from Proto-Germanic *durz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwṓr, from *dʰwer-.
  • Cognate with Scots door ("door"), Saterland Frisian Doore ("door"), West Frisian doar ("door"), Dutch deur ("door"), German Low German Door, Döör, German Tür ("door"), Tor, Danish and Norwegian dør ("door"), Icelandic dyr ("door"), Latin foris and foras, Ancient Greek θύρα, Albanian derë pl. dyer, Central Kurdish دەرگە, derî, Persian در, Russian дверь, Hindi द्वार / دوار, Armenian դուռ, Irish doras, Sanskrit द्वार, Lithuanian durys.
  • Image:1 bis place de l'Alma (Paris).jpg|thumb|right|A door
  • Image:9, Strada Spătarului, Bucharest (Romania) 1.jpg|A wooden door|thumb|right

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