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1. A mat placed before a doorway for wiping the shoes.
2. Slang One who submits meekly to domination or mistreatment by others.
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1. (Textiles) a mat, placed at the entrance to a building, for wiping dirt from shoes
2. informal a person who offers little resistance to ill-treatment by others
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈdɔrˌmæt, ˈdoʊr-)

1. a mat placed before an entrance for people to wipe their shoes on before entering.
2. a person who is habitually abused or humiliated others.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doormat - a person who is physically weak and ineffectualdoormat - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
namby-pamby - an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
softie, softy - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
crybaby, wimp, chicken - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
2.doormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before enteringdoormat - a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
mat - a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
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مِمْسَحَة الأحْذِيَه
motta viî dyr


[ˈdɔːmæt] Nfelpudo m, estera f
to treat sb like a doormat he treats her like a doormatle trata como a un esclava, la pisotea
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈdɔːrmæt] n
(= mat) → paillasson m
(= weak person) → paillasson m, carpette f
to treat sb like a doormat (= without respect) → traiter qn comme un chien
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈdɔːˌmæt] nstoino, zerbino (fam) (downtrodden person) → pezza da piedi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
"One day, while one of those wonderful spies was sleeping on my doormat I slipped away and went over to Washington, saw the English Ambassador, convinced him of my bonafides, told him very nearly the whole truth.
He was a disgraceful, overfed doormat of a dog; and when he waddled off to my cookhouse to be fed, I had a brilliant idea.
Dr Orion Hood paused for one instant on the doormat and drank in the whole scene of voiceless violence.
So now we know what he's going to do next: from doormat to doorman in one swift career move.
BARGAIN 9 BUY PAISLEY PRINT DESIGN COIR DOORMAT BY GARDMAN: The coir doormat can be used inside or outside the home.
"Sometimes we dye the material before the weaving process," said Mwangome as he lifted a dense brown doormat, and turning it over to display a green, eye-catching design imprinted on it.
The right doormat for your house depends on whether it will be completely exposed or under a covered porch.
Others included a book about drainpipes, a doormat, a knitting book, an iron, socks and washing-up gloves. Above: Star Wars Yoda Welcome You Are doormat PS14.99, Above: Stormtrooper Decanter PS24.99, Right: Star Wars BB-8 bedset, PS29-PS39.50, Marks And Spencer Below: Fine Decor Star Wars battle mural, PS59.99, Homebase Left: 3D Light FX with remote, Boba Fett, PS49.95, Left: Wookie Cookie tin, PS12.50, Above: Stormtrooper bookends, PS24.95 All prices correct at time of going to press
While the days of making mixtapes are sadly pretty much gone, the days of making a mixtape doormat are here.
I bought the doormat! I proudly kept it at my office door.
A PENSIONER said she was furious to be told her doormat has to go - because it's a fire hazard.