- the passage or opening into a building, room, etc., commonly closed and opened by a door; portal.
- a means of access: a doorway to success.
Origin of doorway
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At the doorway she gave him her hand, which he took in silence.The Spenders
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Philip, after a moment's hesitation, followed her, and paused in the doorway.
Weary and restless with vain waiting, they looked from the doorway at the weather.
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- an opening into a building, room, etc, esp one that has a door
- a means of access or escapea doorway to freedom
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Word Origin and History for doorway
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