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front door

n
1. the main entrance to a house
2. an open legitimate means of obtaining a job, position, etc: to get in by the front door.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.front door - exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a buildingfront door - exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
doorknocker, rapper, knocker - a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
Translations
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front door

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References in classic literature ?
Porch and vestibule, indeed, were unduly large in proportion to the house, and formed, as it were, a big room with the front door at one end, and the bottom of the staircase at the other.
Its roof was of black slate, with bright unweathered ridge-tiling; its walls were of blood-coloured brick, cornered and banded with vermiculated stucco work, and there was cobalt, magenta, and purest apple-green window-glass on either side of the front door.
By Heaven, I will take stick and knapsack and walk right away from my own front door, right away where the road leads, and see what happens.
Occasionally he came in, stirred the small fire which sufficed for the increasing mildness of the spring, and went out again; sometimes pausing at the front door, going on to the drawing-room, then returning again to the front door.
As he reached the open front door he caught the sound of voices, and paused for an instant, almost unconsciously, to place them.
The o]d woman came out of her front door, dragging a chair, on which she coolly seated herself on the tiny stoop at the top of the steps.
Also, on the sides of the pathway leading up to the front door of the castle, were rows of tin statuary, very cleverly executed.
You know, the trouble is, Sir," said the plow-horse as the Doctor opened the front door to let him out--"the trouble is that ANYBODY thinks he can doctor animals--just because the animals don't complain.
We can see it from our living room windows and our front door.
He had found the front door open, and had followed his ring by walking in unceremoniously.
I had believed in the best parlour as a most elegant saloon; I had believed in the front door, as a mysterious portal of the Temple of State whose solemn opening was attended with a sacrifice of roast fowls; I had believed in the kitchen as a chaste though not magnificent apartment; I had believed in the forge as the glowing road to manhood and independence.
Toward ten o'clock the men servants rushed to the front door, hearing the bells of the old prince's carriage approaching.