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threshold

thresh·old

threshold

 
 
pronunciation:
thresh hold [or] thresh old
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sill underneath a door; doorway.
It's traditional for a groom to carry his bride over the threshold.
synonyms:
doorsill, sill
similar words:
doorway
definition 2: the beginning of a new event, undertaking, or the like.
Poor leadership has brought the two countries to the threshold of war.Having completed his degree, he was now on the threshold of a new life.
synonyms:
brink, gateway, verge
similar words:
beginning, dawn, edge, inception, outset, start
definition 3: the point at which a stimulus produces a response.
the threshold of perceptionthe threshold of anger
similar words:
verge