A door is a movable structure used to open and close an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside a space.
When open, doors admit people, animals, ventilation, and light. The door is used to control the physical atmosphere within a space by enclosing the air drafts, so that interiors may be more effectively heated or cooled. Doors are significant in preventing the spread of fire. They act as a barrier to noise. Most doors are equipped with locking mechanisms to allow entrance to certain people and keep out others.
Doors are used to screen areas of a building for aesthetics, keeping formal and utility areas separate. Doors also have an aesthetic role in creating an impression of what lies beyond. Doors are often symbolically endowed with ritual purposes, and the guarding or receiving of the keys to a door, or being granted access to a door can have special significance. Similarly, doors and doorways frequently appear in metaphorical or allegorical situations, literature and the arts, often as a portent of change.
Other articles related to "doors, door":
... Each field connects to one or more fields deeper within the game via doors ... of static and moving platforms, ladders, spikes, enemy sea-life and one or more exit doors ... The doors are often positioned in hard to reach places and it is the player's goal to plan a safe route to one ...
... There were two body styles available, a 3-door hatchback and a 5-door hatchback (a body style not available for any of AMC's models at that time) ... and upholstered seats as well as interior door panels ...
... Louis, Missouri, United States Buenos Aires, Argentina Villaverde, Madrid, Spain Body style 2-door sedan 4-door sedan 4-door wagon 2-door hardtop coupe 2-door ... The Dart was available as a 2- or 4-door sedan, a 2-door hardtop coupe, a station wagon, and a convertible. 170, the high-spec 270, and the premium GT, which was available only as a 2-door hardtop or convertible ...
... full-width, full-height rear door supported on gas springs—often where the rear window can swing up independently ... as well as by the keyhole in the rear door ... Side hinge A side hinged tailgate that opened like a door was offered on three-seat wagons by American Motors to make it easier for the back row passengers to enter and exit their rear-facing ...
... Doors which lead from interior, pressurized, sections of an aircraft to exterior or unpressurized areas can pose extreme risk if they are inadvertently opened during flight ... This can be mitigated by having doors that opens inwardly and is designed to be forced into its door frame by the internal cabin pressure - most cabin doors are of this type ... However, an outward opening door is often advantageous for cargo doors to maximise available space, and these need to be secured by hefty locking mechanisms to overcome internal ...
Famous quotes containing the word door:
“In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, its modern architecture.”
—Nancy Banks-Smith, British columnist. Guardian (London, February 20, 1979)
“Wistfully watching, with wonderful liquid eyes.
And all her weight, all her blood, dripping sack-wise down towards
the earths center,
And the live little-one taking in its paw at the door of her belly.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)
“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the minds door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.”
—Joan Didion (b. 1934)