doorknob


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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.
Ever since, we tried every doorknob and followed every mouse trail
gt; Feel doorknobs to see if theyre hot: Never open a door if the doorknob feels hot.
A taxpayer generally includes doorknob hangers, or blank receipts, from charities for goods picked up from the taxpayer or dropped off by the taxpayer at the charity's location.
Microbiologist Charles Gerba and colleagues planted an innocuous virus on a doorknob or tabletop in three settings--a health care facility, an office and a conference room.
Scott was found dead hanging from a doorknob by her assistant.
Aside from being startling and annoying, that shock of electricity you get when you touch a doorknob on a dry day is also a potential source of energy.
According to the Sun, Harrington takes special care of his customers, gently folding the paper and inserting it behind the doorknob.
The merchant, a 43-year-old Turkish national, was accused of forcing his partner, a Chinese national, out of the car and then pulling away unmindful of the fact that the woman was still holding on to the car's doorknob and side mirror in an attempt to prevent him from leaving.