doorway

[dawr-wey, dohr-]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. doorsill,
  2. doorstead,
  3. doorstep,
  4. doorstone,
  5. doorstop,
  6. doorwoman,
  7. dooryard,
  8. doosra,
  9. doover,
  10. doozer

Origin of doorway

First recorded in 1790–1800; door + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for doorway

doorway

noun

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

doorway

n.

1799, from door + way.

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