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door·step

 (dôr′stĕp′)
n.
A step leading to a door.

doorstep

(ˈdɔːˌstɛp)
n
1. (Architecture) a step in front of a door
2. on one's doorstep very close or accessible
3. (Cookery) informal a thick slice of bread
vb (tr) , -steps, -stepping or -stepped
4. to canvass (a district) or interview (a member of the public) by or in the course of door-to-door visiting
5. (of a journalist) to wait outside the house of (someone) to obtain an interview, photograph, etc when he or she emerges

door•step

(ˈdɔrˌstɛp, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
a step in front of an outside door.
[1800–10]

doorstep


Past participle: doorstepped
Gerund: doorstepping

Imperative
doorstep
doorstep
Present
I doorstep
you doorstep
he/she/it doorsteps
we doorstep
you doorstep
they doorstep
Preterite
I doorstepped
you doorstepped
he/she/it doorstepped
we doorstepped
you doorstepped
they doorstepped
Present Continuous
I am doorstepping
you are doorstepping
he/she/it is doorstepping
we are doorstepping
you are doorstepping
they are doorstepping
Present Perfect
I have doorstepped
you have doorstepped
he/she/it has doorstepped
we have doorstepped
you have doorstepped
they have doorstepped
Past Continuous
I was doorstepping
you were doorstepping
he/she/it was doorstepping
we were doorstepping
you were doorstepping
they were doorstepping
Past Perfect
I had doorstepped
you had doorstepped
he/she/it had doorstepped
we had doorstepped
you had doorstepped
they had doorstepped
Future
I will doorstep
you will doorstep
he/she/it will doorstep
we will doorstep
you will doorstep
they will doorstep
Future Perfect
I will have doorstepped
you will have doorstepped
he/she/it will have doorstepped
we will have doorstepped
you will have doorstepped
they will have doorstepped
Future Continuous
I will be doorstepping
you will be doorstepping
he/she/it will be doorstepping
we will be doorstepping
you will be doorstepping
they will be doorstepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doorstepping
you have been doorstepping
he/she/it has been doorstepping
we have been doorstepping
you have been doorstepping
they have been doorstepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doorstepping
you will have been doorstepping
he/she/it will have been doorstepping
we will have been doorstepping
you will have been doorstepping
they will have been doorstepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doorstepping
you had been doorstepping
he/she/it had been doorstepping
we had been doorstepping
you had been doorstepping
they had been doorstepping
Conditional
I would doorstep
you would doorstep
he/she/it would doorstep
we would doorstep
you would doorstep
they would doorstep
Past Conditional
I would have doorstepped
you would have doorstepped
he/she/it would have doorstepped
we would have doorstepped
you would have doorstepped
they would have doorstepped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorstep - the sill of a doordoorstep - the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
doorway, room access, door, threshold - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
sill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
Translations
دَرَجَةُ البابعَتَبَة باب البَيْت
práhschod přede dveřmi
dørtrin
kynnys
prag
lépcsõ
dyraòrep
戸口の上がり段
현관 계단
schod pri dverách
farstutrappa
ธรณีประตู
ngưỡng cửa

doorstep

[ˈdɔːstep]
A. N (= threshold) → umbral m; (= step) → peldaño m de la puerta
on our doorstepen la puerta de casa
we don't want an airport on our doorstepno queremos un aeropuerto aquí tan cerca
B. VT (Brit) ir los periodistas a la casa de una persona para hacerle fotos o una entrevista, a menudo en contra de su voluntad

doorstep

[ˈdɔːrstɛp] n (outside front door)pas m de (la) porte, seuil m
on one's doorstep (= nearby) → aux alentours

doorstep

[ˈdɔːˌstɛp] ngradino della porta, soglia
on our doorstep (close by) → a un passo

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.

doorstep

دَرَجَةُ الباب práh dørtrin Türstufe κατώφλι umbral kynnys pas de porte prag uscio 戸口の上がり段 현관 계단 drempel terskel stopień u drzwi soleira da porta порог farstutrappa ธรณีประตู kapı eşiği ngưỡng cửa 门阶
References in classic literature ?
On the doorstep, she met the little urchin whose marvellous feats of gastronomy have been recorded in the earlier pages of our narrative.
Their good luck, they felt, had given them the right to think about a home; and sitting out on the doorstep that summer evening, they held consultation about it, and Jurgis took occasion to broach a weighty subject.
At last she set her basket down on a doorstep, and began arranging the old, faded shawl which covered her shoulders.
Now you watch me heave this newspaper right onto Mis' Brown's doorstep.
On the doorstep he found Norah and Miss Garth, setting forth together for a walk.
Here I sat down on a doorstep, quite spent and exhausted with the efforts I had already made, and with hardly breath enough to cry for the loss of my box and half-guinea.
One sunny forenoon, as Agatha sat reading on the doorstep of the conservatory, the shadow of her parasol deepened, and she, looking up for something denser than the silk of it, saw Trefusis.
For a few moments he loitered upon the doorstep, looking round at the silent square, with its blank, close-shuttered windows and its staring blinds.
Some of ye are eaters of cattle, and of others I have heard that, under Shere Khan's teaching, ye go by dark night and snatch children from the villager's doorstep.
An old mouse was running in and out over the stone doorstep, carrying peas and beans to her family in the wood.
He went to call indeed; but he was perhaps relieved to be denied admittance; perhaps, in his heart, he preferred to speak with Poole upon the doorstep and surrounded by the air and sounds of the open city, rather than to be admitted into that house of voluntary bondage, and to sit and speak with its inscrutable recluse.
Well, after all, it was only on a man's own family that he could count; blood was thicker than water, he remembered; and the net result of this encounter was to bring him to the doorstep of his father's house, with tenderer and softer feelings.