Definition of Doorbell

1. Noun. A push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed.

Exact synonyms: Bell, Buzzer
Specialized synonyms: Night Bell
Generic synonyms: Button, Push, Push Button
Derivative terms: Buzz, Buzz



Definition of Doorbell

1. Noun. A device on or adjacent to an outer door for announcing one's presence. It can be mechanical, directly sounding a bell, or a button that electrically sounds a chime or buzzer inside the building. ¹

2. Noun. A button that actives an electric doorbell. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To ring many doorbells in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To ring many doorbells of (target people or an area) in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doorbell

1. a bell at a door [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doorbell

doonas
door
door-closer
door-nail
door-prize
door-to-door
door chain
door closer
door game
door games
door guard
door latch
door nail
door prize
door to door
doorbell (current term)
doorbelled
doorbelling
doorbells
doorbuster
doorbusters
doorcase
doorcases
doorcheek
doorcheeks
doore
doored
doores
doorframe
doorframes

Literary usage of Doorbell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Read a Book by Jill Norris, Joy Evans (1997)
"Choose one event and imagine that the doorbell rings while this is going on. ... The doorbell rings. The baby's asleep. Now I can sweep. The doorbell rings. ..."

2. Songs of Wedlock by Thomas Augustine Daly (1916)
"... Sabbath like this from the dawn-risen breeze; Sorrow's self lays a finger to lip when they meet, For there's crape on a doorbell in Lockerbie street. ..."

3. Household Papers and Stories by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1896)
"Just then the doorbell rang. "Oh, there is the doorbell, " I exclaimed. ... who had heard the doorbell ring, and was deter- ..."

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