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door·knob

 (dôr′nŏb′)
n.
A knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.

doorknob

(ˈdɔːnɒb)
n
a knob that is turned or pushed to open a door

door•knob

(ˈdɔrˌnɒb, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
the handle or knob by which a door is opened or closed.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorknob - a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)doorknob - a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
knob - a round handle
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
سُقّاطَةُ الباب
klika
dørgrebdørhåndtag
kilincsgomb
hurîarhúnn
kvaka
kapı tokmağıtokmak

doorknob

[ˈdɔːnɒb] Npomo m de la puerta, manilla f (LAm)

doorknob

[ˈdɔːrnɒb] nbouton m de porte, poignée f de portedoor-knocker [ˈdɔːrnɒkər] nheurtoir m

doorknob

[ˈdɔːˌnɒb] npomello

door

(doː) noun
1. the usually hinged barrier, usually of wood, which closes the entrance of a room, house etc. He knocked loudly on the door.
2. a means of achieving something. the door to success.
ˈdoorknob noun
a knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
ˈdoorman noun
a man on duty at the door of a hotel, store etc.
ˈdoormat noun
a mat kept in front of the door for people to wipe their feet on.
ˈdoorstep noun
a raised step just outside the door of a house.
ˈdoorway noun
the space usually filled by a door. He was standing in the doorway.
on one's doorstep
very close to where one lives. The Welsh mountains are on our doorstep.
References in classic literature ?
Hardly had my shaking hand found the doorknob when--merciful heaven
George Willard arose and crossing the room fumbled for the doorknob.
Now and then some one coming in or out would leave the door open, and the night air was chill; Marija as she passed would stretch out her foot and kick the doorknob, and slam would go the door
They had passed into the corridor which encircled the row of baignoires, and Valentin stopped in front of the dusky little box in which Mademoiselle Nioche had bestowed herself, laying his hand on the doorknob.
Doorknobs My brother, planning his memoir, interviews his old friend who says, "You know what I loved about you?
gt; Feel doorknobs to see if theyre hot: Never open a door if the doorknob feels hot.
Her genius was to perfect the commonplace ranch home, glamorize it just enough, and along the way create some sensational doorknobs.
Hangables in the Star Wars line feature four-inch removable characters from the film that can "hang" around--on doorknobs, bulletin boards or backpack zippers--after the holidays are over, Hallmark noted.
Q When we moved into our home two weeks ago we were shocked to discover the former owners had taken the lovely brass doorknobs from the internal doors.