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
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n something that provides access (to get in or get out)

“beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral”
Synonyms:
entrance, entranceway, entree, entry
Types:
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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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