entryway

[en-tree-wey]
noun
a passage for affording entrance.

Origin:
1740–50, Americanism; entry + way

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entryway

noun
something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entrance
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Example sentences
There, in the entryway, he has a small fridge where the eggs are kept.
Symmetrical wings flank a grand pavilion and arched entryway with a marquee.
On the ground floor is the entryway, formal dining room, kitchen and breakfast
  room.
In the rear, center, a double doorway opening on the hall and the entryway.
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