en·​try·​way | \ˈen-trē-ˌwā \

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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The pink room connects to a small space above the home's entryway. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This six-bedroom home in Carmel's West Clay could be yours for $950,000," 6 July 2018 The store's second floor, which will be accessible by a stairwell just a few feet from the entryway, will feature its prescription and over-the-counter drugs, one worker explained. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "When will that new CVS Pharmacy open in downtown Fort Worth?," 12 June 2018 Black-and-white photographs of J.K. Rowling and Walt Disney, Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, line the entryway. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Kobe on his newest projects: ‘If Harry Potter and the Olympics had a baby’," 12 July 2018 Black-and-white photographs of J.K. Rowling and Walt Disney, Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, line the entryway. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission," 12 July 2018 The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Fox News, "Texas school gunman: 'I'm going to kill you.' Then he fired," 19 May 2018 The airport inspected the entire fenceline Tuesday and did not find any hole or entryway an intruder may have used. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Fence jumpers highlight security vulnerability at Hartsfield-Jackson," 12 July 2018 Garcia divided the great room into four quadrants: Kitchen, dining room, living room and entryway. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 An exterior wall around the expansive, nearly wrap-around deck provides privacy and allows the entryway to function as an extension of the living space. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "A Fire Island house brings the spirit of sand and surf indoors," 9 July 2018

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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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