(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): doorsill, threshold

Definition categories: man–made, sill

Sentences with doorstep as a noun:

- On one's doorstep.

- They want to build the prison right on our doorstep; it will only be half a mile away and being that close scares me.

- 2003, Diana Wynne Jones, The Merlin Conspiracy", P 241 ISBN 0-06-052318-2"I cut myself a doorstep of bread with masses of butter and went along to see Romanov while I was eating it."


1. (transitive, journalism) To corner somebody for an unexpected interview.