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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for threshold in the sense of this definition

(threshold is a kind of ...) structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure

(... is part of 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"

Definition 2: the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where threshold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stuck his head in the doorway

Synonyms for threshold in the sense of this definition

(threshold is a kind of ...) something that provides access (to get in or get out)

"they waited at the entrance to the garden" "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"

(... is a kind of threshold ) a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building

(threshold is a part of ...) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

"the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"

(threshold is a part of ...) a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle

"he knocked on the door" "he slammed the door as he left"

(threshold is a part of ...) the frame that supports a door

(threshold is a part of ...) 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

(... is part of threshold) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

"the south wall had a small window" "the walls were covered with pictures"

Definition 3: the smallest detectable sensation - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for threshold in the sense of this definition

(threshold is a kind of ...) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

"a sensation of touch"

(... is a kind of threshold ) the lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect

(... is a kind of threshold ) the smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect

Definition 4: a region marking a boundary - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for threshold in the sense of this definition

(threshold is a kind of ...) a line determining the limits of an area

Definition 5: the starting point for a new state or experience - [noun denoting time]

Samples where threshold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on the threshold of manhood

(threshold is a kind of ...) the time at which something is supposed to begin

"they got an early start" "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

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