Sidewalk vs Threshold - What's the difference?

sidewalk | threshold |


As nouns the difference between sidewalk and threshold

is that sidewalk is (us) a footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (uk) or footpath (australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road while threshold is the bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.

sidewalk

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (UK) or footpath (Australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road.
  • Synonyms
    * (paved footpath)

    See also

    * roadway and verge

    threshold

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.
  • (by extension) An entrance
  • The start of the landing area of a runway
  • (engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit.
  • The wage or salary at which income tax becomes due
  • The outset of an action or project
  • The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in emotions, stress, or pain.
  • The point of beginning or entry
  • From all the pressure my partner has been through lately, his emotion threshold has suddenly gotten pretty low these days. I can tell because he easily loses it when he is around people or hears about anything to do with his concerns.