doorpost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doorpost a jamb for a door
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doorpost The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doorpost The post, jamb, or side-piece of a door.
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Usage

In literature:

I will take this slanting hole by the doorpost.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
He opened it, but fell back with a cry before the dripping, half-naked figure that reeled against the doorpost.
"Christmas" by Various
Then she looked about her, and was aware of Andy Sheridan's head leaning against his doorpost.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
Helge was angry, and, grasping the doorposts, he shook them with all his might.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
Lilac leant against the doorpost, now looking in at Ben and his cows, and now at the sunshiny strawyard.
"White Lilac; or the Queen of the May" by Amy Walton
He leaned against the doorpost, and heard me state my case.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Go and huddle behind the doorpost if you like.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
He grabbed the doorpost as he went by, swung himself in a new orbit, and launched himself toward the front door.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The cow-house door had fallen off, and around the doorposts had grown up tall stinging nettles.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
The Queen looked over her shoulder and caught the glint of his red heel as it went past the doorpost.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
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In news:

The word mezuzah means doorpost.
So in the Book of Deuteronomy, in the sixth chapter, it does say that we should put on our doorposts, on our gates of our homes, this mezuzah .
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