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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 ?
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.
Hardly had my shaking hand found the doorknob when--merciful heaven
Other nice touches included built-in cabinets and bookshelves, and original doors with glass doorknobs.
Bacteria and germs will multiply in moist areas and can multiply on faucets, doorknobs, etc.
One size functions on both commercial- and domesticgrade doorknobs with left and right operation for both indoor and outdoor use.
Be aware that doorknobs, telephones, and computer keyboards may harbor dangerous germs.
He and 45 volunteers were putting orange-colored voting-day reminders on the doorknobs of citizens whom his group had reason to believe met the following qualifications: they cared about the environment, but they might be infrequent voters.
Blurry foreground elements such as doorknobs, potted plants, and window glare eroticize the simultaneous proximity and remoteness of the unseen photographer.
Ivory was in demand during the Victorian Age, used for riding whips, piano keys, buttons, jewelry, knitting needles and doorknobs.
While the Dutch of the world have to puzzle out new size standards that will mean higher doorknobs and light switches, and longer beds and ambulances, American ergonomics experts are figuring innovative new ways to fatten rapid transit seats to accommodate the manifest destiny of America's bountiful butts.