doorstep doorstep  /ˈdɔr ˌstɛp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Josef allegedly told his wife that their daughter had run away to join a cult and had left the babies on the doorstep of the house.
  2. Dill has the notion that Boo might be lured out if a trail of lemon drops were made to lead away from his doorstep.
  3. So, until midmorning, everybody's Brtchen is delivered to the doorstep a full day old.

News

  1. Editorial: Proposal offers Middlebury a way to leapfrog obstacles

    Another seismic swift in the Middlebury landscape has landed on the town’s doorstep after several months of study and determination yielded a mutually beneficial and generous response to the town by Middlebury College and that board of trustees.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Addison County Independent

  2. Flooding woes frustrate Bay Head residents

    BAY HEAD — The heavy flooding that came to Daniel Paulus's doorstep Saturday re-surfaced an old frustration that he hopes the borough can settle soon.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

  3. Judge: Supreme Court sign ban unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could end with the Supreme Court deciding how much free speech to allow on its own doorstep, a federal judge has thrown out a law barring processions and expressive banners on the Supreme Court grounds.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We're on Scott Boras's doorstep because he hasn't negotiated with us thus far," Henry said in a conference call with reporters that began just before 1 am yesterday. "We're taking the fight directly to him to try and have a negotiation...
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: John Henry Source: Washington Post

  2. "We're at the doorstep of getting this plan through Congress, but the work is not over," Obama said during an appearance at a construction site in nearby Springfield, Va. "When we do, the challenge will shift to administering successfully...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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