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a. A movable structure used to close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates.
b. A similar part on a piece of furniture or a vehicle.
2. A doorway.
3. The room or building to which a door belongs: They live three doors down the hall.
4. A means of approach or access: looking for the door to success.
tr.v. doored, door·ing, doors
1. Slang To strike (a passing bicyclist, for example) by suddenly opening a vehicular door.
2. To serve as a doorman or doorwoman of (a nightclub, for example).
at (someone's) door
As a charge holding someone responsible: You shouldn't lay the blame for the fiasco at her door.
close/shut the door on
To refuse to allow for the possibility of: The secretary of state closed the door on future negotiations.
leave the door open
To allow for the possibility of: Let's leave the door open for future stylistic changes.
show (someone) the door Informal
1. To eject (someone) from the premises.
2. To terminate the employment of; fire.

[Middle English dor, from Old English duru, dor; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

door′less adj.
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Charity Cycling UK recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of dooring after discovering that many people don't know what it is - and those that do seem to think it's a joke.
In Cambridge, MA, local transportation officials were interested in experimenting with the placement of shared lane markings at a 10-foot (3-meter) spacing from the curb to prevent dooring, that is, when the occupant of a parked vehicle opens a door and hits an oncoming bicyclist.
Our group practice figured it was going to cost us $5,000 extra per year to tag on the extra costs to abide by OSHA, which included stupid things like double-gloving, and they wanted us to do "safety" things like two-way dooring out of our laboratory, just crazy things.