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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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