Associations to the word «Threshold»


THRESHOLD, noun. The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
THRESHOLD, noun. (by extension) An entrance
THRESHOLD, noun. The start of the landing area of a runway
THRESHOLD, noun. (engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit.
THRESHOLD, noun. The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
THRESHOLD, noun. The outset of an action or project
THRESHOLD, noun. The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
THRESHOLD, noun. The point of beginning or entry

Dictionary definition

THRESHOLD, noun. The starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood".
THRESHOLD, noun. The smallest detectable sensation.
THRESHOLD, noun. The entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway".
THRESHOLD, noun. The sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway.
THRESHOLD, noun. A region marking a boundary.

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn