doorway

Definitions

  • Little red riding-hood, wearing her cloak, stands in the doorway
    Little red riding-hood, wearing her cloak, stands in the doorway
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doorway the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close "he stuck his head in the doorway"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Doorway Rochester Cathedral Doorway Rochester Cathedral
Now and then they stopped at some doorway opening upon the water, where they landed Now and then they stopped at some doorway opening upon the water, where they landed
Van Artevelde stands in his doorway listening to the burghers' plea Van Artevelde stands in his doorway listening to the burghers' plea
An ornate doorway with balconies on the floors above An ornate doorway with balconies on the floors above
A DOORWAY ON THE EAST SIDE A DOORWAY ON THE EAST SIDE
A man standing in the doorway watching William and Jumble A man standing in the doorway watching William and Jumble

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Arkansas State University two people cannot hold hands while standing in a doorway unless they belong to a union.
    • n Doorway The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
    • n doorway In architecture, the passage of a door; the entranceway into a room or building. Doorways exhibit the characteristics of the different classes of architecture in which they are used. In classical architecture and during the middle ages much attention was bestowed upon the design and ornamentation of entrances, particularly those of churches and other public buildings. In all good architecture the chief doorway of a building is treated as a very important feature, and is made of size and dignity corresponding with the façade of which it is a part and the interior to which it gives access.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Doorway the entrance or passage closed by the door
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Quotations

  • Dottie Walters
    Dottie Walters
    “Success is not a doorway, it's a staircase.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. duru; Ger. thor, thür; Gr. thyra, L. fores (pl.), a door.

Usage

In literature:

He passed through the hangings of the doorway to the next room.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
A large doorway in it has been built up.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
Marty drew her farther from the foot of the staircase to where she could see through a narrow doorway into the store.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Tanqueray stood still in the doorway and watched, as he had stood once in the doorway of the house in Bloomsbury, watching Rose.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
He rang the bell again and the constable appeared in the doorway.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
Hastily dressing he lifted up the bark flap which covered the doorway and stepped out of the wigwam.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
She entered as if under stress, towing her large husband through the doorway, and in and out among the furniture.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Daoud helped Ugolini down from Riccardo's back, and they hurried through the center doorway, followed by his men-at-arms.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
He covered the object with one foot, as the oily, leering face of Ah Sih King appeared in the doorway.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Rick got a quick glimpse of a stocky youth with carrot hair dodging into a doorway.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
But now, somehow, sadly and disillusioned, he realized that the doorway was no doorway.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Still walking on its hind legs, the White Bear pressed inexorably on toward that doorway, and Gray Cloud walked beside it.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Tired with a day of settling, the three men stood in the doorway and for the first time viewed the country at night.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
Opening the front door, one finds himself in a wide hall with doorways giving entrance to large front rooms on each side.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
Between these two aisle ends there projects about ten feet a large doorway or porch.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
It was Mary Barton at the doorway.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Suddenly he saw the lovely face of Ruth Morton, as the girl appeared from an open doorway.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
The wrinkled face of the desert trailer appeared in the office doorway.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
The northern doorway, almost as rich in names as in sculpture, is as fine as the southern, so far below it on the hillside.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
At the doorway he paused and they all gave him a snappy salute.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
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In poetry:

I, too, have seen this portal,
And a child can understand
That there is no other doorway
To the realms of fairyland.
"The Message Of The Bee" by Alexander Anderson
And then my mother heard me,
And I saw her shade her eyes,
Looking toward me from the doorway,
Transfixed with pale surprise
"A Ballad" by James Whitcomb Riley
And I see in the doorway a maiden meek,
In her novel duty rife,
With the blushes yet upon her cheek
At the gentle name of wife.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
``But, when you find yourself once more,
Come back, come back and look for me,
Beside the little lowly door,
The Doorway of Humility.''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
And is there then, in my distress,
No road, no gate, no shrine, for me?
The answer comes, ``Yes, surely, yes!
The Doorway of Humility.''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
To lie by day in thy green shade,
And in thy hollow rest at night;
And through the open doorway see
The stars turn over leaves of light.
"The Old Oak Tree" by William H Davies

In news:

A Richland Hills man allegedly carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son's back with a box cutter before smearing blood around the doorway to his home early Wednesday morning.
Ira Bezoza, Darcy Hutzenlaub, John Malafronte, Bruce Warr, and Peter Garnham stood in the doorway to the East Hampton Food Pantry Farm's recently added greenhouse.
A little doorway, commonly found on the chimney and below the exhaust pipe, is there for removing soot.
Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at a United Nations school in Gaza.
Enlarge Ted Jackson, NOLA.com The Times-Picayune Among the changes Ingrid Toruno wanted to make to the house when the couple bought it was to convert the left-hand doorway into windows.
The kneeling frame system is designed for easy cleaning and removal of the auger and designed to fit into tight spaces and through low doorways.
This spring we might be sandbagging and finding sturdy doorways.
He's performing and holding a workshop on Persian Classical music on Sunday morning at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland, from 9am-11am, as part of the weekend-long Doorway to Islamic Civilization event.
The announcement came from the doorway to the Gossett Team House cafeteria, a joking reference to Jeremiah Johnson that contains more than a dash of truth.
Jill McLane Baker Kalamazoo Gazette Kalamazoo College freshmen football players Mike Paige, far right, and Zach Rowley, left side of the doorway, thank their student superheroes for advice on decorating their residence hall room.
While the Press-Telegram honored its Amazing Women inside the non-union Hilton Long Beach hotel, Sept 15, 2011, the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Community paid tribute to women activists a few feet from the Hilton's doorway.
Delta Seeks Virgin Stake As Doorway To Heathrow.
This time of year, we're used to seeing a sprig of mistletoe hanging from the doorway, the inevitable invitation to a kiss.
When you see mistletoe hung in the doorway, you know what's coming.
It's famous for offering special romantic moments -- or not, depending on whom you manage to stand in the doorway with.
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In science:

We are interested in the η−mesic nuclei because they can be considered as a doorway to the study of the N ∗ (1535) resonance (N ∗ ) in nucleus due to the strong coupling of ηN and N ∗ .
Formation of \eta -Mesic Nuclei
We evaluate three meson doorway mechanisms for nucleon-antinucleon annihilation at rest for the first time.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The results presented also include the improved contributions from two meson doorway states and from the tree diagrams.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
Earlier analysis [12–21] has shown that two meson doorway contributions have the correct magnitude to explain the experimental branching ratio for this reaction.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The present paper extends the preceding calculations by including three meson doorway states.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
We have also completed the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes (two-meson-doorways) where needed.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The generic three-meson-doorway diagram; (b) unitarity approximation.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
In Sec. 2 we describe the three meson doorway formalism. A generic case is reported in some detail while technicalities are relegated to the Appendices.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
Updated calculations for the two-meson doorway amplitudes are included and the full calculation is compared to the experimental branching ratios.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The generic three-meson-doorway diagram is shown in Fig. 1 which also defines the notation in terms of four and three vectors.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The available data for the annihilation into three mesons relevant for the first step of the three-meson-doorway mechanisms are summarized in Table 7 of Appendix A.2.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
Here we expect that the ρππ doorway mechanism is important because the ρππ system has the largest phase space among all three meson states with positive G-parity and is strongly produced in p ¯p annihilation (see Appendix A, Table 7).
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
The two-loop diagrams in Table 1 all proceed through the same doorway mesons (ρππ) but differ by the mesons exchanged in the tchannel.
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
Thus there is no danger of double counting when this three-meson doorway mechanism is added to the two-meson ρρ doorway mechanism which is known to be very important .
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
Because the t-channel particles can reach the mass shell, the unitarity approximation acquires a real part. A similar situation has been encountered already in the one loop calculation for the two-meson doorway mechanism .
Higher Order Two Step Mechanisms in Nucleon Antinucleon Annihilation and the OZI Rule
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