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Synonyms for threshold
ˈθrɛʃ oʊld, ˈθrɛʃ hoʊldthresh·old

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  1. thresholdnoun

    the starting point for a new state or experience

    "on the threshold of manhood"

    verge, doorsill, brink, doorstep, doorway, limen, room access, door

  2. threshold, limennoun

    the smallest detectable sensation

    verge, doorsill, brink, doorstep, doorway, limen, room access, door

  3. doorway, door, room access, thresholdnoun

    the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

    "he stuck his head in the doorway"

    verge, doorsill, brink, doorstep, doorway, limen, room access, door

  4. doorsill, doorstep, thresholdnoun

    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

    verge, doorsill, brink, doorstep, doorway, limen, room access, door

  5. brink, threshold, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

    verge, doorsill, brink, doorstep, scepter, doorway, wand, limen, sceptre, room access, door

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. approach end of runway

    common term for the beginning of a runaway

    the aircraft touched down on the very threshold of the runway.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. thresholdnoun


  2. thresholdnoun

    entrance, outset, beginning, commencement, start

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thresholdnoun


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  1. Campaigner Cherry Muddle:

    In Australia, to do our share, we really need to slash our emissions reductions by 75 % by 2030 and that is to hold global warming to less than 1.5 degrees which is the critical threshold for the survival of coral reef as we know it, we can create jobs, we can protect the reef, if we only embrace clean energy technology and stop all new coal and gas developments.

  2. Zalmay Khalilzad:

    We are at the threshold of an agreement that will reduce violence and open the door for Afghans to sit together to negotiate an honorable and sustainable peace and a unified, sovereign Afghanistan that does not threaten the United States, its allies, or any other country.

  3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    We already know (any deal) leaves Iran as a threshold nuclear state.

  4. Former Rep. John Delaney:

    It's clear to me on Monday, on caucus night, I will not have sufficient support to get to the 15 % viability threshold... that is needed to get delegates out of Iowa.

  5. Kyrsten Sinema:

    There's no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There's no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy, this week's harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
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    • B. disenchanted
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