Definition of doorway in English:

doorway

noun

  • An entrance to a room or building through a door.

    ‘Beth stood there in the doorway’
    figurative ‘the doorway to success’
    • ‘A curtained doorway separated it from the office.’
    • ‘Science provides doorways into the future.’
    • ‘I opened the door and a woman was standing in the doorway with a smile on her face.’
    • ‘Bags were piled up in the doorway to the building, which is the entrance to six flats.’
    • ‘Weathered columns frame the arched doorway, leading the eye up past more columns to the facade.’
    • ‘I managed to fill three of them quite successfully, mainly by jumping in and out of shop doorways every time the cold got too much.’
    • ‘Pedestrians and cyclists were forced to take evasive action from the bees, with many taking cover in shops and doorways.’
    • ‘I stood in the kitchen doorway staring at her.’
    • ‘The darkened arched doorway yawned to her left and began to coax her in, tugging at her curiosity.’
    • ‘Religion is a door to spirituality and different people use different doorways.’
    • ‘Everybody in the audience stood up and began to exit the large room via the doorways along the walls.’
    • ‘They came to a stop at a big glass doorway at the end of the hall.’
    • ‘The old lady pointed out of the shop doorway and out onto the street.’
    • ‘There was a doorway at the end of the hall that led to the flat.’
    • ‘There was some minor construction that blocked the doorway leading directly to the locker room.’
    • ‘After a few minutes they reached a small empty doorway.’
    • ‘She entered the living room doorway to find her mother sitting on the couch, head in hands.’
    • ‘I'd heard a sound coming from the darkened doorway of a large red building to my right.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, a cheerful member of staff is sitting at a desk which completely blocks an open doorway.’
    • ‘The light coming from the open doorway was blocked by a figure.’
    doorway, portal, opening, hatch, entrance, entry, exit, egress
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Pronunciation:

doorway

/ˈdɔːweɪ/