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Etymology

(Verification for this etymology is sought): Old English þrescold This comes from the practice of placing a board to prevent the thresh or straw from leaving the house. Thresh was placed on stone floors to aid in traction.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
threshold

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  1. The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An entrance
  3. The start of the landing area of a runway
  4. (engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit
  5. The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
  6. The outset of an action or project

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