- the main entrance to a house or other building, usually facing a street.
- Informal. anything offering the best, most direct, or most straightforward approach to a place, situation, objective, etc.
Origin of front door
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Historical Examples of front door
But Von Holzen saved him by ringing the front-door bell at that moment.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
The welcome crash of wheels at last, and the sound of the front-door bell.Masterpieces of Mystery
Miss Jemima took the cards, and “Cobbler” Horn made for the front-door.
With a little scream, she ran out at the front-door, and caught him by the arm.
"We don't know where it is," said Robin, and he rang the front-door bell.The Peace Egg and Other tales
Juliana Horatia Ewing
- the main entrance to a house
- an open legitimate means of obtaining a job, position, etcto get in by the front door