doorbell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

door +‎ bell

Noun[edit]

doorbell (plural doorbells)

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

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Verb[edit]

doorbell (third-person singular simple present doorbells, present participle doorbelling, simple past and past participle doorbelled)

  1. (intransitive) To ring many doorbells in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit.
  2. (transitive) To ring many doorbells of (target people or an area) in an effort to contact people and thereby spread information or solicit.
    We doorbelled the whole district in an effort to get out the vote.

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