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The entranceway to a room, building, or passage.


1. (Architecture) an opening into a building, room, etc, esp one that has a door
2. a means of access or escape: a doorway to freedom.


(ˈdɔrˌweɪ, ˈdoʊr-)

1. the entryway providing access to a building, room, etc.; portal.
2. door (def. 4).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorway - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or buildingdoorway - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
casing, case - the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
door - a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
doorcase, doorframe - the frame that supports a door
doorsill, doorstep, threshold - the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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[ˈdɔːweɪ] N [of house] → entrada f, puerta f; [of block of flats, building] → portal m (fig) → puertas fpl, sendero m


[ˈdɔːrweɪ] nembrasure f de porte, porte f
in the doorway → dans l'embrasure de la porte


[ˈdɔːˌweɪ] nporta
in the doorway → nel vano della porta


(doː) noun
1. the usually hinged barrier, usually of wood, which closes the entrance of a room, house etc. He knocked loudly on the door.
2. a means of achieving something. the door to success.
ˈdoorknob noun
a knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
ˈdoorman noun
a man on duty at the door of a hotel, store etc.
ˈdoormat noun
a mat kept in front of the door for people to wipe their feet on.
ˈdoorstep noun
a raised step just outside the door of a house.
ˈdoorway noun
the space usually filled by a door. He was standing in the doorway.
on one's doorstep
very close to where one lives. The Welsh mountains are on our doorstep.
References in classic literature ?
Having found the place with some difficulty, she went into the doorway, looked up the dirty stairs, and after standing stock still a minute, suddenly dived into the street and walked away as rapidly as she came.
When she got to her own room she bolted the door and drew her dressing table across the doorway.
A plump, fair-skinned girl was standing in the doorway.
No other restraint was imposed on the former than the watchful looks of a young Huron, who had placed himself at hand; though an armed warrior leaned against the post that formed one side of the narrow doorway.
Under this arched doorway, scraping their feet on the unworn threshold, now trod the clergymen, the elders, the magistrates, the deacons, and whatever of aristocracy there was in town or county.
Children, too young to comprehend wherefore this woman should be shut out from the sphere of human charities, would creep nigh enough to behold her plying her needle at the cottage-window, or standing in the doorway, or labouring in her little garden, or coming forth along the pathway that led townward, and, discerning the scarlet letter on her breast, would scamper off with a strange contagious fear.
I came down to the drive while she stood in the doorway.
Two enormous wooden pots painted black, and suspended by asses' ears, swung from the cross-trees of an old top-mast, planted in front of an old doorway.
She stood in the doorway, shepherded by Cousin Marija, breathless from pushing through the crowd, and in her happiness painful to look upon.
The prisoners in their shirtsleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
She did not tread the solid ground at all, or have any sense of belonging to the common human family, until she entered the side yard of the brick house and saw her aunt Miranda standing in the open doorway.
Hate breaks its prison-secrecy in the thoughts, through the doorway of the eyes; and Love finds the Judas who betrays it by a kiss.