Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a decoration, usually a painting, that is placed above a doorway

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Set above a doorway, or prepared to be so placed: said of a panel or any decorative appliance. The overdoor paintings are an important feature in eighteenth-century interior decorations.
  • n. The space above a door.

Etymologies

over- +‎ door (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I do like some of the DIY projects and ideas I’ve discovered (such as the use of a plastic overdoor shoe rack as storage for gadgets and cables for all sorts of tech stuff) and really wanna try implementing some of them in my day to day life.

    GTD Eve | Evil Genius Chronicles

  • NECKpro Over-door Cervical Traction System includes NECKpro compression spring & racket assembly, head halter and overdoor bracket (fits doors measuring up to 1.5 (3.8 cm in thickness.

    Neck Pain

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • A decorative architectural element of wood, plaster or molding that frames a door. Overdoors have ranged from the simple to the elaborate, and probably reached their zenith in the 18th century French Rococo period.
    Cf. supraporte, supraporte, overmantel then go check Wikipedia.

    September 28, 2009