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English noun: door

1. door (artifact) a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle


SamplesHe knocked on the door.
He slammed the door as he left.


Broader (hypernym)movable barrier


Narrower (hyponym)car door, cargo door, double door, fire door, French door, interior door, revolver, revolving door, screen, screen door, sliding door, storm door, swing door, swinging door, trap door


Part holonymlock


Part meronymdoor, doorway, room access, threshold

2. door (artifact) the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close


SamplesHe stuck his head in the doorway.


Synonymsdoorway, room access, threshold


Broader (hypernym)entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway


Narrower (hyponym)exterior door, outside door


Part holonymcase, casing, door, doorcase, doorframe, doorsill, doorstep, threshold


Part meronymwall

3. door (attribute) anything providing a means of access (or escape)


SamplesWe closed the door to Haitian immigrants.
Education is the door to success.


Broader (hypernym)access, accession, admission, admittance, entree


Narrower (hyponym)open door

4. door (artifact) a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)


SamplesThe office next door.
They live two doors up the street from us.


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

5. door (artifact) a room that is entered via a door


SamplesHis office is the third door down the hall on the left.


Broader (hypernym)room









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