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A passage or opening by which to enter.
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chiefly US the way into a building
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(ˈɛn triˌweɪ)

a passage affording entrance.
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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
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[ˈɛntriweɪ] n (mainly US) (= entrance) → entrée f, hall m d'entrée
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"You want your entryway to be the first aesthetic signal for the rest of the home," Yokota advises.
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Although the company paid $75 million to put its name on the theater over 20 years, that payment didn't include the right to have the main Hollywood Boulevard entryway sign visible on Oscar night.
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The promenade ends at the east-facing opal-glass facade, with a transparent band above the entryway; then exits through a conservatory outside the limestone wall.
The capital improvement program includes a dramatic new entryway and two-story lobby, an entirely new roof, HVAC systems, upgraded window systems, tenant lobbies and common areas, as well as extensive site work and landscaping.
Visitors could buzz at the street-level entryway and climb up four flights of wooden stairs to inspect the artist's temporary home: two bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom, with electricity and running water appropriated from the museum.