from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Going to or making appeals at residences, as when selling or canvassing: a door-to-door sales representative.
- adj. Delivered directly from a store or business to a residence: promised door-to-door delivery.
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- adj. Going from house to house, when selling, delivering or asking for something.
- adj. Sent or delivered from a store or factory directly to a house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. direct without intermediate changes of vehicle; -- of e.g. journeys or deliveries.
- adj. omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next
- adj. (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination
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Procter & Gamble pioneered the method by sending questioners door-to-door in neighborhoods across the country, keeping track of the number of items returned, and interviewing shoppers about their likes and dislikes.
Authorities were conducting a door-to-door search.
One summer I designed and had made a key holder that could go on the inside of people's doors as a place to hang their keys, and offered them to my door-to-door Avon customers.
Here and in many small towns, there is no door-to-door delivery.
After securing the building they are said to have begun a door-to-door search.
I saw a number of folks out celebrating Halloween last night, dressed in costume and attending street celebrations, but no trick-or-treaters going door-to-door.
The square where we sit - until recently known as "microwaves", because it was where the drug lords "cooked" their victims in stacks of burning tyres - is filled with bright orange and white marquees erected by Natura, Brazil's biggest, Avon-style door-to-door sales company.
They don't even have a door-to-door mail service – even the elderly have to collect their post from a council office, 6km away.
Ai's "installation" in the province was a public list of more than 5,000 schoolchildren killed by the 2008 earthquake, based on door-to-door inquiries (the regime steadfastly refused to disclose how many lives were lost; it is a "national secret").
The job position open is for door-to-door marketing, and requires a lot of communication with customers and potential clients regarding the services we offer.