ETYM Old Eng. dore, dure, as. duru; akin to os. dura, dor, Dutch deur, Old High Germ. turi, door, tor gate, German thür, tür. Related to Foreign.
1. A swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building.
2. A swinging or sliding barrier that will close off access into a car.
3. Anything providing a means of access (or escape).
4. A room that is entered via a door.
entering / entərɪŋ /
Going in; arriving; insertion
gate / ɡeɪt /
1. A circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs.
2. A door-like movable barrier in a fence or wall.
3. Total admission receipts at a sports event.
ETYM Old Eng. leef, lef, leaf, as. leáf; akin to s. lôf, OFries. laf, Dutch loof foliage, German laub, Old High Germ. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Swed. löf, Dan. löv, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Related to Lodge.
Lateral outgrowth on the stem of a plant, and in most species the primary organ of photosynthesis. The chief leaf types are cotyledons (seed leaves), scale leaves (on underground stems), foliage leaves, and bracts (in the axil of which a flower is produced).
Typically leaves are composed of three parts: the sheath or leaf base, the petiole or stalk, and the lamina or blade. The lamina has a network of veins through which water and nutrients are conducted. Structurally the leaf is made up of mesophyll cells surrounded by the epidermis and usually, in addition, a waxy layer, termed the cuticle, which prevents excessive evaporation of water from the leaf tissues by transpiration. The epidermis is interrupted by small pores, or stomata, through which gas exchange between the plant and the atmosphere occurs.
A simple leaf is undivided, as in the maple or oak. A compound leaf is composed of several leaflets, as in the blackberry, horse chestnut, or ash (the latter being a pinnate leaf). Leaves that fall in the autumn are termed deciduous, while evergreen leaves are persistent.
(Irregular plural: leaves).
1. A sheet of any written or printed material; SYN. folio.
2. Hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door).
3. The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants; SYN. leafage, foliage.
1. A small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail).
2. A small opening in which anything may be inserted
3. A position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
4. (Computers) A socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; SYN. expansion slot.
5. A slot machine that is used for gambling; SYN. one-armed bandit.
6. The trail of an animal (especially a deer).
ETYM Old Eng. threswold, threshwold, as. threscwald, therscwald, therscold, threscold, from threscan, therscan, to thresh; akin to Icel. threskjöde, thröskuldr, Swed. tröskel, Dan. taerskel. Related to Thrash.
1. The smallest detectable sensation; SYN. limen.
2. The starting point of a new state or experience.
wad / wɑːd /
1. A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes.
2. A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay.
3. (Archaic) A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun.
ETYM Old Eng. wiket, Old Fren. wiket, guichet, French quichet; probably of Scand. origin.
1. A set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket.
2. An arch used in croquet; SYN. hoop.
3. Small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door); SYN. wicket door, wicket gate.
4. Small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted; SYN. lattice, grille.
Small door forming part of larger door of a church or castle.