Threshold

Thresh"old

(?), n. [OE. threswold, reshwold, AS. rescwald, erscwald, erscold, rescold, fr. rescan, erscan, to thresh; akin to Icel. reskjde, rskuldr, Sw. trskel, Dan. trskel. See Thrash.] 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.
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2. Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.
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