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Definition of Threshold

Threshold

  1. The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
  2. Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.

Threshold Quotations

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
Abraham Verghese

We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
James Larkin

I have a thing for doors. I always think of them as a threshold to something new.
Jada Pinkett Smith
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Threshold Translations

threshold in Dutch is drempel, dorpel
threshold in Finnish is kynnys
threshold in French is seuil, bille
threshold in German is Schwelle
threshold in Italian is soglia
threshold in Latin is limen limina
threshold in Portuguese is ponto inicial
threshold in Spanish is emparrillado
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