doorway 1799, from DOOR (Cf. door) + WAY (Cf. way).

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  • Doorway — Door way , n. The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doorway — index egress, portal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • doorway — *door, portal, postern, gate, gateway …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • doorway — [dôr′wā΄] n. 1. an opening in a wall that can be closed by a door; portal 2. any means of access …   English World dictionary

  • doorway — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ open ▪ narrow ▪ arched ▪ shop (BrE) ▪ We sheltered in a shop doorway. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • doorway — n. 1) (fig.) the doorway to (the doorway to freedom) 2) in the doorway (she stood in the doorway) * * * [ dɔːweɪ] in the doorway (she stood in the doorway) (fig.) the doorway to (the doorway to freedom) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • doorway — [[t]dɔ͟ː(r)weɪ[/t]] doorways 1) N COUNT A doorway is a space in a wall where a door opens and closes. Hannah looked up to see David and another man standing in the doorway... We were escorted through a low doorway. 2) N COUNT A doorway is a… …   English dictionary

  • doorway */*/ — UK [ˈdɔː(r)ˌweɪ] / US [ˈdɔrˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms doorway : singular doorway plural doorways the space created when you open a door I turned round and saw him standing in the doorway …   English dictionary

  • Doorway — A doorway may be a: Door Doorway page This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article …   Wikipedia

  • doorway — door|way [ˈdo:weı US ˈdo:r ] n the space where a door opens into a room or building in the doorway ▪ There was Paolo, standing in the doorway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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