Meaning of “doorway” in the English Dictionary


"doorway" in English

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doorwaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.weɪ/ us /ˈdɔːr.weɪ/

Examples from literature

  • Imagine standing in the doorway of an aircraft flying at 3,000 meters – falling into the clouds, diving down through the air at over 193 kilometers per hour! 
  • A servant appeared in the doorway. 
  • Her grandmother stood in the doorway watching for her. 
  • In front of her was a little stair running downwards, and ending in a doorway. 
  • My wife met me at the doorway. 
  • There were six doorways in front, none on the ends or in the rear walls. 

(Definition of “doorway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doorway" in American English

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doorwaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɔrˌweɪ, ˈdoʊr-/

the space for a door through which you go into and out of a room or building

(Definition of “doorway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)