Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A step leading to a door.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Step of a door. The threshold of a doorway.
  • n. One's immediate neighbourhood or locality.
  • n. A big slice of bread.
  • v. To corner somebody for an unexpected interview.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The step of a door; the threshold.

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

  • n. 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

Etymologies

door + step (Wiktionary)

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  • In (ice) hockey, a particular location on the ice.

    "Chris Kunitz buried a rebound from the doorstep" - Vancouver Sun, 1-10-08

    January 11, 2008