Definitions

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  • n. The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The frame or casing which incloses a door, and in which it swings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the frame that supports a door

Etymologies

door +‎ case (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Old Wyat was prowling outside, with a cloth in her hand, pretending to dust the carved doorcase.

    Uncle Silas

  • A blink of aquamarine through the windows on one side of the pedi mented doorcase suggested a swimming-pool.

    A Taste for Burning

  • The lieutenant was striding onwards in full career towards the parlour, which lay at the opposite side of the intervening kitchen, when he somewhat roughly encountered the fair form of Mrs. Teague, which was extended halfway through the doorcase with a view to prevent his egress.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 579, December 8, 1832

  • He stood up, crowbar in hand, and inserted the chisel blade of the implement between the edge of the door and the doorcase.

    Dope

  • There he tilted his hatbrim to give shade to his eyes and leaned against the doorcase, looking idly out.

    Ulysses

  • A copper train-oil lamp is fastened in the doorcase.

    Modern Icelandic Plays Eyvind of the Hills; The Hraun Farm

  • The doorcase is doubtless that made in 1476; but the door, with its gilt nails and other adornments, has disappeared.

    The Care of Books

  • Marble was bought for the doorcase, and the door itself was studded with 95 bronze nails, which were gilt, as were also the ring and knocker, and the frame of trellised ironwork (_cancellus_), which hung within the outer door.

    The Care of Books

  • Before it was finished he was dozing comfortably against the doorcase.

    The Earth Trembled

  • An ancient doorcase with a grotesque carving disclosed the entrance.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

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