from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wedge inserted beneath a door to hold it open at a desired position.
- n. A weight or spring that prevents a door from slamming.
- n. A rubber-tipped projection attached to a wall to protect it from the impact of an opening door.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any device or object used to halt the motion of a door, as a large or heavy object, a wedge, or some piece of hardware fixed to the floor, door or wall.
- n. A large book, which by implication could be used to stop a door.
- n. (in error for doorstep) A thick sandwich.
- n. An interview with a politician or other public figure (apparently informal or spontaneous but often planned), as they enter or leave a building.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door; any object used to stop open doors from moving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flange against which a door shuts in its frame.
- n. A device placed behind a door to prevent it from being opened too widely.
- n. A strip of carriage-lace, or metal, used to prevent a carriage-door from opening beyond a fixed point.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stop that keeps open doors from moving
I see fuzzynuts the doorstop is here. hold that door fuzzy.
If these were released in doorstop editions, I’d buy multiple copies for the library immediately!
The book on my doorstop is the final copy of the ARC I received in January.
Once when I was young and had a 200k word doorstop of a novel.
So you started out writing a 200K-word doorstop, and abandoned it in favor of brevity.
So, is the Bible to be useful for anything other than a "doorstop" as one blogger said...
If possible, I need the kanji symbol for "doorstop," preferably one symbol.
I vacillated between "doorstop" and "jobs accounting" plus considering Biden's stupid, uncontrollable mouth and finally went with "jobs accounting."
Our local newspaper actually had the gall to use Obama's "doorstop" quote in their Sunday paper "quotable quotes" section, except they did not even correctly quote him.
The official transcript of a "doorstop" interview with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her government's response to the Bradley Review of Higher Education, conducted just after she outlined that response at the recent Universities Australia Conference, casts some light on how an uncapped Australian university system will work.