from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The entranceway to a room, building, or passage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, the passage of a door; the entranceway into a room or building.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close


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  • [Stops for a moment in doorway and speaks very solemnly.]


  • [ALICE HEMINGWAY appears in doorway to left and looks on.]


  • Thank God! (During the following speech of Dobleman, Rutland says good-bye to Margaret and Dolores Ortega and makes exit.) (Margaret and Dolores Ortega rise a minute afterward and go toward exit, throwing curious glances at the men but not disturbing them.) (Dolores Ortega makes exit.) (Margaret pauses in doorway a moment, giving a final anxious glance at the men, and makes exit.)


  • EnlargeSonya Davis, in doorway, talks to grandkids Malik and Imani Davis and neighbor Troy Locke at the B.W. Cooper housing project in New Orleans.

    Katrina's wrath lingers for New Orleans' poor

  • If the string falls to the ground the doorway is safe.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The doorway is on the left side of the platform and a display stand cuts the platform in half.

    Nowhere Town: Act ONE Scene IV

  • The doorway is on the left of the platform - centre-stage facing forward as the entrance to the Hellhole.

    Nowhere Town: Act TWO Scene I

  • The shot at the end where the old guy talks about his crush while Harriet appears briefly in the doorway is beyond cheesy.

    Studio 60

  • Aveni has shown how the building's front doorway is precisely aligned with the point where the bright star Capella (the sixth brightest in the sky) would have first appeared in the dawn sky each year, on precisely the same day that the sun reached its first of two annual zenith days over Monte Alban, on each of which it casts no shadow at mid-day.

    A day in Oaxaca = Two thousand years, Part Two: Monte Alban and the Zimatlán Valley.

  • A soldier parting at a doorway from a French girl in whose eyes he had found favor during a brief residence in her village struck another chord.

    My Second Year of the War


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