Definition of doorway in English:



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

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