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A piece of wood, metal, or other firm material pivoted or hinged on one side, sliding along grooves, rolling up and down, revolving, or folding, by means of which an opening into or out of a building, room, or other enclosure is open or closed to passage.
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A hinged, sliding, tilting, or folding panel for closing openings in a wall or at entrances to buildings. Doors must relate to the facade or wall in which they are placed. They are an important element in setting the style of the exterior and are an important transitional element to the interior space.

accordion door

A hinged door consisting of a system of panels hung from an overhead track, folding back like the bellows of an accordion; when open, the panels close flat; when closed, the panels interlock with each other.

acoustical door

A door having a sound-deadening core, stops along the top and sides sealed by gaskets, and an automatic drop seal along the bottom; especially constructed to reduce noise transmission through it.

aluminum door

Used for storefront entrances, due to its capacity for high corrosion resistance.

automatic door

A power-operated door, which opens and closes automatically at the approach of a person or vehicle.

banded door

A wood door with a thin molded band applied to the outside edge of the face of each stile and the top and bottom rail.

batten door

A door formed by full height boards glued edge to edge with horizontal and vertical battens applied to give the appearance of paneling; a single batten door has battens on one side, and a double batten door has them on both sides.

bifold door

A folding door that divides into two parts, the inner leaf of each part being hung from an overhead track, and the outer leaf hinged at the jamb.

lank door

A recess in a wall, having the appearance of a door, usually used for symmetry of design; any door that has been sealed off but is still visible on the surface.

blind door

The representation of a door, inserted to complete a series of doors, or to give the appearance of symmetry.

bungalow door

Any of various front door designs featuring lights in the top portion of the door.

center-hung door

A door that is supported by and swings on a pivot that is recessed in the floor at a point located on the center line of the door’s thickness; may be either single-swing or double-acting.

double-acting door

A door that opens in both directions, typically fitted with a double-acting hinge.

double door

A pair of swinging doors with hinges on each jamb, meeting in the middle.

double-faced door

A door with a different face detail on either side to match the decoration of the area in which each side faces. Normally constructed as two thin doors fixed back to back.

double-framed door

A door with stiles, rails, and panels set within a frame of stiles and rails.
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What does it mean when you dream about a door?

Doors may have a variety of different meanings—meanings that can usually be ascertained depending on how the door is disposed in a dream. An open door indicates a new opportunity; stepping through a doorway means appropriating a new opportunity, or entering into a new phase of life; a choice of many doorways shows a juncture at which a choice must be made; and a locked door indicates something repressed or hidden. A closed door may represent something hidden, or it may symbolize an opportunity that is closed to us. (See also Gate.)

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


door nomenclature
1. An entranceway.
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(1) See drive door.

(2) Undocumented code in a program that lets someone gain illegal access. See back door.

(3) A programming interface that lets an online user run an application program in a bulletin board system (BBS).
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Doors are passageways and in our dreams that is their symbolism. Going through a door may represent going from one state of consciousness to another or from one inner plane to another. Locked or closed doors may represent an obstacle or opportunities that are not currently available to you. Many doors may represent your current choices.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Hormann, one of the world's largest producers of industrial, commercial and residential doors, has started rolling out steel fire-rated hinged doors to meet demands from Middle East customers from its new factory in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).
Hormann pointed out that these steel hinged doors were mainly designed to protect property and life in the event of a fire.
At pre-defined sort points, hinged doors open on the carrying trays to gently discharge the product, allowing items to gently slide from the trays to their proper chute or directly into their shipping carton.
Both sliding and hinged doors on chiller cabinets come in for some pretty rough treatment from shoppers and we have been very mindful of this in our design and manufacturing processes.
Aptostichus barackobamai (below) joins 32 other newly described species of trapdoor spider, a group known for building hinged doors to hide the entrances to their underground burrows.
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The move toward a drivable product also forced designers to nix the rear hinged rear doors and replace them with conventional hinged doors. Finally, the team had to turn the non-descript GM-branded design into a Chevrolet theme, with the most extensive changes made to the Sequel's front grille, which got a wide center crossbar and gold Chevy bowtie emblem.
Hinged doors actuated by pneumatic cylinders seal the front of the cabinet at the load/unload station to keep operating noise levels low, and to prevent the escape of dust or blast media into the workplace environment.
Glazing is as simple as possible, huge sheets of glass alternate with hinged doors. (Sliding doors might have offered more opportunities for relating interior and exterior, and would presumably perform better in high winds, but such doors are prone to performance problems, particularly in sandy areas.)
PEUGEOT has updated its Expert van range with new exterior styling, the addition of body side mouldings extending to the rear hinged doors, an updated interior, including new seats and trim and the fitment of three point seat belts in all the central seats.