Definitions

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  • noun The frame into which a door is fitted.

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  • noun the frame that supports a door

Etymologies

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From door +‎ frame.

Examples

  • THE top of a standard doorframe is six feet eight inches from the floor.

    House

  • Instead, leaning negligently against the doorframe was the very devil she had summoned, looking every inch the aristocrat in a navy superfine jacket that molded his rugged shoulders, cream brocade waistcoat that emphasized his broad chest, and dove-gray trousers that hugged his muscular thighs.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • Instead, leaning negligently against the doorframe was the very devil she had summoned, looking every inch the aristocrat in a navy superfine jacket that molded his rugged shoulders, cream brocade waistcoat that emphasized his broad chest, and dove-gray trousers that hugged his muscular thighs.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • Above the right-hand corner of the doorframe was a rusted nail with a key hanging from it.

    The Lions of Lucerne

  • By the edge of the doorframe was the usual door control and intercom, installed both inside and outside rooms.

    The Dragon Lensman

  • His legs went from underneath him and he reached for the doorframe to stop from falling, cutting his palm as he did.

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  • The incubus lingered at the opening of the kitchen, leaning on one arm against the doorframe, the other hand casually holding a dishrag over his important bits.

    Brush of Darkness

  • His T-shirt clung to his chest as he leaned against the doorframe.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Bright orange tape lines the left side of the doorframe.

    Left Neglected

  • Lee punched a long sequence into the pad by the doorframe.

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