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Noun: threshold  'thresh,hówld or 'thre,shówld
  1. The starting point for a new state or experience
    "on the threshold of manhood"
     
  2. The smallest detectable sensation
    - limen
     
  3. The entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    - doorway, door, room access
     
  4. 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
    - doorsill, doorstep
     
  5. A region marking a boundary
    - brink, verge

Derived forms: thresholds

Type of: aesthesis, beginning, bound, boundary, commencement, edge, entrance, entranceway, entrée, entry, entryway, esthesis [US], first, get-go [N. Amer], kickoff, offset, outset, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, showtime, sill, start, starting time

Part of: wall

Encyclopedia: Threshold