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English

Pronunciation

A door.

Etymology

From Middle English dor < Old English duru (door), dor (gate) < Proto-Germanic *dur- < Proto-Indo-European *dʰwer-, *dʰwor- (doorway, door, gate). Cognates include Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐍂 (daúr), Danish dør, German Tür ( < Old High German turi), Icelandic dyr ( < Old Norse dyrr), Latin foris, Modern Greek θύρα (thýra) ( < Ancient Greek θύρα (thura)), Persian در (dar), and Russian дверь (dver’).

Noun

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Singular
door

Plural
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  1. A portal of entry into a building or room, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed, and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.
    I knocked on the vice president's door
  2. An non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.
    Keep a door on your anger.

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Verb

Infinitive
to door

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to door (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in the front of (an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian).

Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

door

  1. through
    Hij schoot de bal door het raam. — He kicked the ball through the window.
  2. around within an enclosed space
    Dolenthousiast rende het hondje door de kamer. — Very enthusiastically the puppy ran around the room.
  3. because of
    Door files kan ik niet op tijd komen.Because of traffic jams I'm unable to arrive on time.

Synonyms

Postposition

door

  1. through (implying motion)
    Ik rijd nu de stad door. — I'm now driving through the city.
  2. around within an enclosed space
    Dolenthousiast rende het hondje de kamer door. — Very enthusiastically the puppy ran around the room.

Adverb

door

  1. through, forward, on
    Ondanks slecht weer ging het feest ging toch door. — Despite bad weather, the party went on anyway.

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Conjunction

door

  1. by
    Hij vermeed een confrontatie door de andere kant op te lopen. — He avoided a confrontation by walking the other way.

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