entryway

An entryway is the door, passage, or general area of a building's entrance. The entryway of your vet's office might be decorated with pictures of dogs and cats.

The opening, doorway, or small room you pass through on your way inside a house or building is called an entryway. The entryway to your house might be a very small area with a coat closet and a mirror, while the entryway of a palace is probably quite grand, and the town library's entryway might have book return slots and a security system to ensure no books get stolen.

Definitions of entryway
  1. noun
    something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    “beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral”
    synonyms: entrance, entranceway, entree, entry
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    arch, archway
    a passageway under a curved masonry construction
    door, doorway, room access, threshold
    the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    gateway
    an entrance that can be closed by a gate
    hatchway, opening, scuttle
    an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    pithead
    the entrance to a coal mine
    portal
    a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
    porte-cochere
    a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
    servant's entrance, service door, service entrance
    an entrance intended for the use of servants or for delivery of goods and removal of refuse
    stage door
    an entrance to the backstage area of theater; used by performers and other theater personnel
    vomitory
    an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
    escape hatch
    hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
    exterior door, outside door
    a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
    type of:
    access, approach
    a way of entering or leaving
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