Definition of French door in US English:

French door


North American
  • 1A door with glass panes throughout its length.

    • ‘For better access, the builder added a new set of French doors that open to a centrally located home office.’
    • ‘Glass panelled French doors lead through to the dining room, which has space for a table to seat ten and enjoys garden views.’
    • ‘As I walked through the French doors, I saw Tristan sitting with his arm around the model's shoulders and a smile on his face.’
    • ‘The suite's look is toned down a bit as you pass through French doors leading to an office and alcove sitting room, formerly part of the porch.’
    • ‘A pair of narrow French doors replaced a solid door at the passageway to the eating area.’
    • ‘‘Chelsea,’ Kate said as she walked through the French doors into the computer room.’
    • ‘Carriages were parked all around and people in their very best were walking in through the large French doors.’
    • ‘Each pane of glass in a French door is referred to as a light.’
    • ‘We walked through many large chambers before we reached large French doors.’
    • ‘Then I shot through the glass panels of a French door.’
    • ‘The result is an unobstructed view from the front door through the rear French doors to the massive fireplace.’
    • ‘She did and they went through a set of frosted French doors, behind which sat a labyrinth of cubicles and employees.’
    • ‘They ended up standing in front of a pair of glass French doors in Rob's bedroom.’
    • ‘The dining area overlooks the rear garden, which can be accessed through glass panelled French doors.’
    • ‘New French doors lead to the dining room, which doubles as a library, and to the family room, the site of spirited after-dinner billiards games.’
    • ‘These two side wings embrace the central courtyard and are entered directly from the rear of the main hall through the French doors.’
    • ‘Then Bess guided her to the ballroom floor, then pushed her through the French doors.’
    • ‘While searching through endless cupboards my mother entered via the French doors, bringing with her that smell of alcohol and smoke.’
    • ‘The new sitting area opens to the garden through two sets of French doors.’
    • ‘This is accessed through French doors from the family room.’
    1. 1.1 A French window.
      • ‘The master bedroom has a relaxation zone by the fireplace and the French doors, which open to a deck.’
      • ‘A set of new French doors open on a once-ignored side yard and its fountain.’
      • ‘It is surrounded by French doors and windows opening to a secluded garden.’
      • ‘It possessed other irresistible charms, including four fireplaces, several sets of French doors, and a workable floor plan.’
      • ‘A wall of windows with French doors leading to a patio gave Jody the light she wanted while also providing access to the garden.’
      • ‘New French doors create an easy connection to the deck and garden.’
      • ‘Although Karen and Joe could have squeezed in more cabinetry along the walls, they opted for French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.’
      • ‘The roofing company failed to tarp my roof, and when it rained my French doors suffered extensive damage.’
      • ‘Throw in patio and French doors, and you can see that the traditional rectangle is not the only story when it comes to covering your windows.’
      • ‘The architects opened up the building by adding a large window, a skylight, and a pair of French doors.’
      • ‘If you have French doors that open onto the outside area, selecting a window treatment is easier because you won't have to raise it every time you want to go outside.’
      • ‘The architect used French doors in place of walls and smaller windows, instantly brightening the space and opening it to a small yard.’
      • ‘A smaller set of French doors opens the bedroom to a covered porch so the bed can be rolled outdoors in good weather.’
      • ‘He chose similar brick cladding, a symmetrical facade with French doors, front porches, and a sloping roof to comply with city guidelines.’
      • ‘To let the light in, windows were added in the kitchen area above the sink, and French doors in the breakfast room now open to the garden.’
      • ‘New French doors connect the dining room to a courtyard, carved out of wasted space between the house and the detached garage.’
      • ‘Pale yellow walls reach to a cathedral ceiling and are fitted with a wide arch-top window and three French doors.’
      • ‘To increase the dining room's natural light and feeling of volume, Peeling installed French doors, which open to a newly landscaped patio.’
      • ‘Leakage and warping must also be taken into account when you're ready to install a set of French doors.’
      • ‘From the kitchen, French doors open to level two, the porch garden where you can hear the Pacific thundering onto the shore a block away.’


French door

/frɛntʃ dɔ(ə)r/