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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.
ONCE upon a time there was a very beautiful doll's house; it was red brick with white windows, and it had real muslin curtains and a front door and a chimney.
His manner, too, was singularly distrait: he neither responded to their salutations nor so much as looked at them, but walked slowly across the room in the light of the failing fire and opening the front door passed out into the darkness.
I know; but you don't want it but fifteen minutes, to carry the nonnamous letter and shove it under the front door.
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.
His unhappiness as a merchant lay in the fact that when a traveling man with wares to be sold came in at the front door he was afraid.
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.
The front door walk is bordered with quahog clam-shells -- `cow-hawks,' Janet calls them; there is Virginia Creeper over the porch and moss on the roof.