from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The main entrance to a building or house, normally fronts onto a street
  • n. The normal portal page to a website.
  • n. The path of a pitch which starts inside and then slides over the plate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the door in the front wall of a building, usually the principal entrance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building


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  • We make it to the front door in time to see Patagonians coming up the walk, terrible in their attire and silent demeanor, carrying machetes, one in a full wedding dress including even the veil and two others wearing dress shirts and sports coats but no pants so you can see their half-tumescent dicks.

    Our American King

  • There was a handwritten sign, “Diphtheria,” posted on their front door so that no one, not even a telegram delivery woman, would think of ringing their bell and having that door opened.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Ivan Sergeevich, looking uneasy, aims a little smile toward my mother, who unbolts the front door with aggressive efficiency.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The five-second walk between the car and the massive front door takes approximately twelve forevers.


  • Mother stopped at the front door of the Zamora Temple and checked our clothes, straightened Willie's collar, licked her fingers and rubbed a spot of dirt from John's cheek.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • I shrugged the remains of the chair from my arm and reached the hallway just in time to see the front door slam open and Pudd's long brown frame disappear to the right.

    The Killing Kind

  • Dad kicked the front door open, knocking the nail that held the wooden lock out of the doorframe and rattling the thread-spool doorknob.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Lonnie walked us to the front door where a super-stretch limo was idling.

    Decoys, Inc.

  • Then I headed for the front door and I noticed two things—the window behind the futon-couch was wide-open with no screen and it led to a fire escape, which would make the place pretty vulnerable to a break-in, though the unlocked door made things even easier, and I also saw that there was a cell phone on the coffee table.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • There was a bell on the door frame to the right, in case anyone somehow managed to sneak in the front door without Ms. Torrance turning on them like a hungry rottweiler.

    The Killing Kind


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  • Drat. You coulda been a contender.

    November 9, 2007

  • Alas, the film crew was quite proficient at shooing me out of the way. :-P

    November 9, 2007

  • Impressive. Think we'll see a little piece of uselessness in one of the frames? Say, an elbow?

    November 9, 2007

  • Haha, yes, that's like a D-list celebrity... no wait, probably more like Y or Z. Actually, I don't think there are enough letters in the alphabet to identify the list I'm on. ;-)

    And yes, a large portion of the movie Sushine Cleaning is filmed on the block I live on, and they shot the final scene of the movie in my front door yesterday. So if you see the film, try not to get all stalkerish when you've identified the famed home of uselessness.

    November 9, 2007

  • I, however, have yet to be discovered.

    But, U, you're a celebrity on Wordie*! What more could anybody want?

    *: suggested coinage - a bywordie

    November 8, 2007

  • Really? They're filming at your place?

    November 8, 2007

  • Yesterday Alan Arkin and Amy Adams walked through mine. It's famous now. I, however, have yet to be discovered.

    November 8, 2007

  • I'm not sure what you are referring to.

    November 8, 2007

  • I thought it was called home page

    November 8, 2007