doorstep etymology

English word doorstep comes from English door, English step

Detailed word origin of doorstep

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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 [...]
step English (eng) (intransitive) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.. (intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.. (intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.. (intransitive, figuratively) To move mentally; to go in imagination.. (transitive) To set, [...]
doorstep English (eng) (transitive, journalism) To corner somebody for an unexpected interview. (figuratively) One's immediate neighbourhood or locality.. A big slice of bread.. Step of a door. The threshold of a doorway.