front entrance

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Noun1.front entrance - exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a buildingfront entrance - 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
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A soldier admitted them at the front entrance and his guide led him across the hall and into a large room on the other side of the house, an apartment which seemed to be half library, half morning-room.
He noticed that they had not come to the front entrance but to the back door.
You may imagine how big this ear of corn was when I tell you that a single gold kernel formed a window, swinging outward upon hinges, while a row of four kernels opened to make the front entrance. Inside there were five stories, each story being a single room.
So Jack dismounted, with much difficulty, and a servant led the Saw-Horse around to the rear while the Soldier with the Green Whiskers escorted the Pumpkinhead into the palace, by the front entrance.
The next day, at eight o'clock in the morning, Anna got out of a hired sledge and rang at the front entrance of her former home.
He looked for a means of retreat, in case there was no escaping unperceived by the front entrance. A door--intended for the use of servants, when picnics and gipsy tea-parties were given in the summer-house--had been made in the back wall.
She descended at the great front entrance from her own electric coupe, and swept into the hotel followed by her maid.
We went into the house by a side door - the great front entrance had two chains across it outside - and the first thing I noticed was, that the passages were all dark, and that she had left a candle burning there.
Linton walked out by the back door into the yard, and from thence to the front entrance.
Macallan and I had penetrated by the front entrance to the house.
"The front entrance opens into the garden, but I am so little accustomed to receive visitors that--Jacquotte!" he called in rather peremptory tones.
There was the clatter of running feet upon the pavement, and two policemen in uniform, with one plain-clothes detective, rushed through the front entrance and into the room.