Doomsday Book. See Domesday Book.

(Dooms"man), n. [Doom + man.] A judge; an umpire. [Obs.] Hampole.

(Doom"ster) n. Same as Dempster. [Scot.]

(Door) n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. thür, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. dör, Sw. dörr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. cf. Skr. dur, dvara. &radic246. Cf. Foreign.]

1. An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.

To the same end, men several paths may tread,
As many doors into one temple lead.

2. The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.

At last he came unto an iron door
That fast was locked.

3. Passage; means of approach or access.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.
John x. 9.

4. An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.

Martin's office is now the second door in the street.

Blank door, Blind door, etc. (Arch.) See under Blank, Blind, etc.In doors, or Within doors, within the house.Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of doors, or Without doors, and, colloquially, Out doors, out of the house; in open air; abroad; away; lost.

His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors.

4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England] J. Pickering.

5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.

A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties.

(Doom"age) n. A penalty or fine for neglect. [Local, New England]

(Doom"ful) a. Full of condemnation or destructive power. [R.] "That doomful deluge." Drayton.

Doom palm
(Doom" palm`) [Ar. daum, dum: cf. F. doume.] (Bot.) A species of palm tree highly valued for the fibrous pulp of its fruit, which has the flavor of gingerbread, and is largely eaten in Egypt and Abyssinia. [Written also doum palm.]

(Dooms"day`) n. [AS. dmes dag. See Doom, and Day.]

1. A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death. "My body's doomsday." Shak.

2. The day of the final judgment.

I could not tell till doomsday.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.