Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The stone forming a threshold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The stone forming a threshold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stone at the threshold; the step-stone.

Etymologies

door +‎ stone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The faintest shiver of excitement hung in the air, and as soon as his foot touched the doorstone Aline came flying to the doorway with open arms.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • The sun in her uncovered, waving hair glittered as she hesitated an instant on the doorstone, and shivered lightly at the embrace of the frosty air.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • Not, however, unless the threshold were greased or had too shaky a doorstone.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • But on the doorstone he found three drops shaken, dried now but plain to be seen, and on the new and unstained timber with which the left jamb of the doorway had been repaired there was a blurred smear of blood at the level of his own shoulder, where a gashed and bloodied sleeve had brushed past.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • Strangely, having run his fastest to get to her, Hyacinth seemed almost reluctant to knock at the door, or enter without knocking, and while he was hesitating on the doorstone her singing ceased, and she came out to see whose fleet footsteps had stirred the small stones of the pathway.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • They left her standing on the doorstone, curious and eager, gazing after them along the track as they passed the third house and came to the tall bulk of the mill.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • You fell on the icy road and struck your head on the doorstone.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • And a woman slipping as she turned to step back on to the frozen doorstone of a house, and falling forward, naturally puts out her hands to save herself, and her hands take the rough force of the fall, even though they may not quite save her head.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • The doorstone was frozen, I fell and struck my head.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • Instead, holding his head and tail high, he marched straight to the doorstone at one end of the house and sat down expectantly.

    The Blue Cat of Castle Town

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