Meaning of “doorframe” in the English Dictionary

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"doorframe" in English

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doorframenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.freɪm/ us /ˈdɔːr.freɪm/

Examples from literature

  • Often, afterward, she wondered at her humility of that night, for whatever the quick thought might have been which made her reach out one hand to touch the doorframe beside her, her words were merely mild. 
  • So I was too busy to take more than a vague notice of a hand that clamped onto the doorframe until the door opened and closed again. 
  • Standing motionless and speechless, a slender hand on either side of the doorframe, she watched her sisters claim the mother's first kiss. 

(Definition of “doorframe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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