- The starting point for a new state or experience
"on the threshold of manhood"
- The smallest detectable sensation
- The entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
- doorway, door, room access
- 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
- doorsill, doorstep
- A region marking a boundary
- brink, verge
Derived forms: thresholds
Type of: aesthesis, beginning, bound, boundary, commencement, edge, entrance, entranceway, entrée, entry, entryway, esthesis [US], first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, showtime, sill, start, starting time
Part of: wall
A strip fastened to the floor beneath a door, usually required to cover the joint where two types of floor material meet; may provide weather protection at exterior doors. Also See doorsill.2.
In illumination engineering, the value of physical stimulus which permits an object to be seen a specified percentage of the time with specified accuracy.
AmE / noun [C]
the level at which sth starts to happen, change or have an effect:
Assets had fallen below a key threshold.
Students will only pay back the loan once they have reached a particular pay threshold.
a pay/salary/wage threshold
2 = TAX THRESHOLD
(*) The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing.
The point at which an indexation provision becomes operative. A wage bargain, for example, might provide that wage rates should be revised in proportion to the Retail Price Index (RPI), but only if this rose by more than n per cent during the coming year. n per cent is then the threshold.
- there must be a threshold of thermal noise.
- you are just on the threshold of life.
- this country is on the threshold of prosperity.
- to check this, we turn down the threshold level.
- on the threshold he paused a moment, feeling for his latch-key.