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A passage or opening by which to enter.


chiefly US the way into a building


(ˈɛn triˌweɪ)

a passage affording entrance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entryway - something that provides access (to get in or get out)entryway - 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"
access, approach - a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
archway, arch - a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
doorway, room access, door, threshold - 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"
gateway - an entrance that can be closed by a gate
hatchway, scuttle, opening - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
pithead - the entrance to a coal mine
portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
porte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
servant's entrance, service door, service entrance - an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
stage door - an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium


[ˈɛntriweɪ] n (mainly US) (= entrance) → entrée f, hall m d'entrée
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1 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Volunteers paint the rafters over the entryway at Chaparral Elementary School in Palmdale on Saturday.
The second piece, The Amber Room, 1993, consisted of translucent panes of golden copal slabs covering the entryway in a very small corridor.
The exteriors of the buildings were modified to include new entryway facades, windows, balconies and roofs, and entryway security systems at each of the 12 buildings.
The entryway will showcase a period frieze that follows the famous black-and-bronze aesthetic of the Fuller Building, yet was custom-made for this renovation.
Budget limitations made redesigning the entire facade impossible, so TEK concentrated their resources on creating a new enlarged lobby entryway envisioned as a striking, double-height hall, anchored by an integrated bank of touch screen monitors and LCD displays known as the Media Wall.
The spacious entryway, with its large seamless windows, allows for generous sightlines into the central space.
Inasmuch as Manfred Pernice frequently prepares site-specific installations involving containers of various types, be should enjoy Portikus--essentially a giant drum behind an ornate entryway, the sole surviving part of the Neoclassical building shelled during World War II.
The facade and entryway project involved detailed restoration and cast iron work on the historic and long-neglected facade.
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Alma's'' scenes take place in every single space, from entryway to restrooms, and the audience gets to decide when to move or linger.
Antonovich, who asked that they create a mural to cover a semicircular protrusion around the new courthouse's entryway.
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