doorway

noun door·way \ ˈdȯr-ˌwā \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of doorway

1 :the opening that a door closes; especially :an entrance into a building or room
2 :door 3

Examples of doorway in a Sentence

  1. Please don't block the doorway.

  2. She stepped through the doorway.

  3. He stood in the doorway, wondering if he should go in.

  4. Homeless people sleep in the doorways of the shops.

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First Known Use of doorway

1666


DOORWAY Defined for English Language Learners

doorway

noun

Definition of doorway for English Language Learners

  • : the opening where a door is

  • : the space in front of a door


DOORWAY Defined for Kids

doorway

noun door·way \ ˈdȯr-ˌwā \

Definition of doorway for Students

:the opening or passage that a door closes


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