|Origin:||duru 'door' and dor 'gate'|
door1 S1 W1 [countable]
the large flat piece of wood, glass etc that you open and close when you go into or out of a building, room, vehicle etc, or when you open a cupboard [↪ gate]
open/close/shut the door
Could you open the door for me?
the door swung/flew/burst etc open
The door flew open and Ruth stormed in.
slam the door (=shut it loudly, usually because you are angry)
front/back/side door (=at the front, back etc of a house)
Is the back door shut?
the main door (=at the front entrance) of the cathedral
kitchen/bathroom/bedroom etc door
Don't forget to lock the garage door.
Can you answer the door (=open it after someone has knocked or pressed the bell)?
get the door American English (=open or close it for someone)
Here, let me get the door for you.
knock on/at the door
Knock on the door and see if they're home.
cupboard/fridge etc door
Mary slid back the closet door.
brass door handles
the space made by an open door [= doorway]
in/out (of)/through the door
Rick turned and ran out of the door.
I glanced through the open door.
if someone is at the door, they are waiting for you to open the door of a building so they can come inside:
There's somebody at the front door.
outside [= outdoors]:
I prefer working out of doors.
to take someone to the main way out of a building:
My secretary will show you to the door.
used to say how many houses or buildings there are between your house, office etc and another building
two/three etc doors away/down/up from
Patrick lived two doors away from me.
a) especially British English
from one place to another:
How long is the journey, door to door?
going to each house in a street or area to sell something, collect money, or ask for votes: ➔ door-to-door
Joe sold vacuum cleaners door to door for years.
to work at the entrance to a theatre, club etc, collecting tickets
to make something impossible:
The accident shut the door on her ballet career.