door-way

doorway

[dawr-wey, dohr-]
noun
1.
the passage or opening into a building, room, etc., commonly closed and opened by a door; portal.
2.
a means of access: a doorway to success.

Origin:
1790–1800; door + way

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doorway (ˈdɔːˌweɪ)
 
n
1.  an opening into a building, room, etc, esp one that has a door
2.  a means of access or escape: a doorway to freedom

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doorway
1799, from door + way.
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