en·​try·​way | \ ˈen-trē-ˌwā How to pronounce entryway (audio) \

Definition of entryway

: a passage for entrance

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Examples of entryway in a Sentence

a small entryway to receive visitors

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Police said that the suspects then escaped, leaving the safe in the entryway. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Video of burglars ransacking Dodgers star Yasiel Puig's home released," 26 Sep. 2018 Inside, the dark, serene vibe draws inspiration from a century-old lilac tree trunk that hangs in the entryway. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This modern house shape shifts in Oregon’s high desert," 27 Aug. 2018 Last week, the Rehab Addict star shared a blurry picture of herself in a one-piece bathing suit taken in the mirror in the entryway of her home. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Nicole Curtis Looks Stronger Than Ever in New Swimsuit Photo," 13 Aug. 2018 The bulk of the entryway was assembled at the North End school, where the door was cleaned and refurbished after the Hancock mansion in Beacon Hill was torn down in 1863, according to a statement from the North Bennet Street School. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston historical group recreates John Hancock’s entryway at Old State House," 30 May 2018 The pews can be found throughout the front entryway and in party rooms on both levels. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "If it's pizza you want, Stone Creek Grill has the good stuff," 4 May 2018 More Hot Properties Off the entryway are an office, with a window seat looking out onto Meridian, and a formal dining room. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: New kid on the block blends in with historic Meridian Street homes," 4 May 2018 Layering rugs works especially well for large seating areas, an entryway that's void of character, or even a bedside that's in need of a more cozy vibe. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "What is a Jute Rug?," 20 Feb. 2019 The same term is also used in China to describe an entryway into a home. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, "Meet the Neon Light Artist Beloved by New York Cool Girls," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of entryway

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of entryway was in 1746

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English Language Learners Definition of entryway

: a place for entering something

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