sill (of a door)

 threshold, called also groundsill, in divers counties.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • sill — like, adj. /sil/, n. 1. a horizontal timber, block, or the like serving as a foundation of a wall, house, etc. 2. the horizontal piece or member beneath a window, door, or other opening. See diag. under double hung. 3. Geol. a tabular body of… …   Universalium

  • door-sill — doorˈ sill noun The threshold of a doorway • • • Main Entry: ↑door …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sill — (s[i^]l), n. [OE. sille, sylle, AS. syl, syll; akin to G. schwelle, OHG. swelli, Icel. syll, svill, Sw. syll, Dan. syld, Goth. gasuljan to lay a foundation, to found.] The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sill course — Sill Sill (s[i^]l), n. [OE. sille, sylle, AS. syl, syll; akin to G. schwelle, OHG. swelli, Icel. syll, svill, Sw. syll, Dan. syld, Goth. gasuljan to lay a foundation, to found.] The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • door|sill — «DR SIHL, DOHR », noun. = threshold. (Cf. ↑threshold) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sill — [ sıl ] noun count 1. ) a narrow shelf at the bottom of a window in a house or building 2. ) BRITISH the area on the outside of a car that is directly below the door …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sill — [sil] n. [ME sille < OE syll, akin to Dan sville, Ger schwelle < IE base * sel , * swel , beam, plank > Gr selma, beam] 1. a heavy, horizontal timber or line of masonry supporting a house wall, etc. 2. a horizontal piece forming the… …   English World dictionary

  • Door — For other uses, see Door (disambiguation). A door is a movable structure used to open and close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates inside of a space. When open, they admit ventilation… …   Wikipedia

  • sill — [1] A longitudinal box section member of the body shell at floor level, located below the doors. [2] A box section crossmember just below the lower edge of the trunklid (when closed). See door sill inner sill outer sill …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • DOOR AND DOORPOST — The Bible distinguishes between the term petaḥ, which is the entrance to a house (Gen. 43:19), and delet, which is a device for closing and opening the entrance. Thus, while petaḥ applies to both the entrance to a tent (Gen. 18:1) and a house,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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