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English definition of “door”

door

noun [C]     /dɔːr/ US  /dɔːr/
A1 a flat object that is used to close the entrance of something such as a room or building, or the entrance itself: the front door the back door a car door a sliding door The door to his bedroom was locked. We could hear someone knocking at/on the door. Could you open/close/shut the door, please? She asked me to answer the door (= go and open it for someone).Doors and parts of doors be on the door to work at the entrance of a building, collecting tickets or preventing particular people from enteringDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving used to refer to a house or other building: Sam only lives a few doors (away/up/down) from us. The people next door (to us) (= living in the house next to us) aren't very friendly.Houses and homes out of doors outside in the open airFrom, out and outside
(Definition of door noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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