Definition of doorpost in English:



  • Each of the two upright parts of a door frame.

    • ‘He leaned against the doorpost, and looked at me sadly.’
    • ‘But the tearful lover, turned away from her door, often smothers the threshold with flowers and garlands, and anoints the proud doorposts with marjoram, and plants kisses, poor wretch, on the door.’
    • ‘There is a rectangular building with surviving stone doorposts on the south side.’
    • ‘He leaned against the doorpost watching her.’
    • ‘I leaned against a doorpost and shook with laughter, drawing alarmed looks from the other guests.’
    • ‘And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your home and gates.’
    • ‘The doorposts of royalty had elaborate carvings.’
    • ‘But I'd always look away from the sparkling party and see a thin girl leaning on the doorpost, her eyes hidden under shadows and watching me with a longing gaze.’
    • ‘And when I looked back he was leaning against his doorpost, his head in his hands, as if he'd just lost his nearest and dearest.’
    • ‘Perhaps, as I like to imagine, it's still there on the doorpost, listening to the prayers of the next person who moved into Room 303.’
    • ‘The door in front of his desk was open, but the entrance was blocked by yellow tape that stretched across the doorposts.’
    • ‘These rods can serve as surrogates for doorposts (‘lechis,’ or vertical posts) that would render the continuous utility poles a symbolic wall or border.’
    • ‘And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.’
    • ‘We literally post the Word of God on our doorposts.’
    • ‘It was later alleged that her thumbprint was found on a doorpost at the murder scene.’
    • ‘He shrugs, leaning his tall figure against the doorpost.’
    • ‘The owner of the small candle shop next to the mayor's office across the street was not there so Sir John nailed the tax notice to the doorpost on the front of the small building.’
    • ‘I saw that many of the doorposts had an engraving of the lion of Judah on the top.’
    • ‘With her silent calm, his sister-in-law sighed, leaning against the doorpost.’
    • ‘The doors to the palace swing open wide with a tremendous echoing boom of bronze against the wooden doorposts.’
    post, upright, frame, pillar
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