Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 07/15/16 Threshold

Threshold (noun)
threshold [thresh-ohld, thresh-hohld]


noun
1. the sill of a doorway.
2. the entrance to a house or building.
3. any place or point of entering or beginning: the threshold of a new career.
4. Also called limen. Psychology, Physiology. the point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to begin to produce an effect: the threshold of consciousness; a low threshold of pain.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: before 900; Middle English threschold, Old English threscold, threscwald; cognate with Old Norse threskǫldr, dialectal Swedish träskvald; akin to thresh in old sense “trample, tread”; -old, -wald unexplained

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • January count!

    I am always a bit slow to get going as most of you know, and since I forgot completely about doing the January count all this past long weekend in my…

  • Other Creative Endeavours Count

    Here is the Other Creations counter that I promised you. This is not for counting on the comm, and won't be included in the year's total…

  • Graphic Word Counter 2021!

    Here is the new Graphic Word Counter for 2021! Please start an original comment thread below using the following text box:…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments