door mat

n. mat placed by a door for wiping one's shoes

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • door|mat — «DR MAT, DOHR », noun. 1. a mat placed near a door for wiping off the dirt from the bottoms of one s shoes before entering. 2. Informal, Figurative. a person or group that is easily taken advantage of, used, defeated, etc. 3. = knotgrass. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • door·mat — /ˈdoɚˌmæt/ noun, pl mats [count] 1 : a mat that you put on the floor or ground on one side of a door so that people can wipe the bottoms of their shoes on it 2 informal : someone who is treated badly by other people and does not complain She was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • door mat —   Moena kuakuai kāma a …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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  • Door — Door, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th[ u]r, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. d[ o]r, Sw. d[ o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. dur, dv[=a]ra.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat — This article is about a piece of fabric. For other uses, see Mat (disambiguation). A welcome mat from Lexington, Massachusetts. A mat is a generic term for a piece of fabric or flat material, generally placed on a floor or other flat surface, and …   Wikipedia

  • Mat — Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat grass — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mat rush — Mat Mat, n. [AS. matt, meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes.] 1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Door — For other uses, see Door (disambiguation). A door is a movable structure used to open and close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates inside of a space. When open, they admit ventilation… …   Wikipedia

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