doorbell etymology

English word doorbell comes from English door, English bell

Detailed word origin of doorbell

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door English (eng) (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.. (immigration) An entry point.. A non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.. A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or [...]
bell English (eng) The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut. (intransitive) To bellow or roar.. (transitive) To utter in a loud manner; to thunder forth. (intransitive) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.. (slang, transitive) To telephone.. (transitive) To attach a bell to.. (transitive) To shape so that it flares out like a bell. [...]
doorbell English (eng) (intransitive) To ring many doorbells in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit.. (transitive) To ring many doorbells of (target people or an area) in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit. A button that actives an electric doorbell.. A device on or adjacent to an outer door for announcing one's presence. It can be mechanical, [...]