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

1790–1800; door + way Unabridged
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doorway (ˈdɔːˌweɪ)
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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Word Origin & History

1799, from door + way.
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Example sentences
Weathered columns frame the arched doorway, leading the eye up past more
  columns to the facade.
Their quest led them to a particular cellular doorway that, in the presence of
  menthol, changes the flow of ions into nerve cells.
Apartment or condo buildings often have two-door entry ways, which means less
  heat or cold escapes than in a direct doorway.
These particles may well be our doorway into the future.
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