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1 an item inserted in a written record
2 the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" [syn: introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling]
3 a written record of a commercial transaction [syn: accounting entry, ledger entry]
4 something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition); "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date of submission of your proposal?" [syn: submission]
5 something that provides access (entry or exit); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree]
6 the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn: entrance, entering, ingress, incoming]

User Contributed Dictionary



From entree (feminine past participle of the verb entrer, French: entrée)



  1. The act of entering.
  2. Permission to enter.
    entry for children only if accompanied by an adult
  3. A doorway that provides a means of entering a building.
  4. A small room immediately inside the front door of a house or other building, often having an access to a stairway and leading on to other rooms
  5. A small group formed within a church, esp. Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
  6. An article in a dictionary or encyclopedia.
  7. A record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized.
    What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
  8. A term at any position in a matrix.
    The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6.
  9. An item of data in a database.

Usage notes

Ambiguity Prevention
  • Correct: entry for children
  • Not: entry to children as this means that you are entering TO (get to) a child. It is incorrect.



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act of entering
permission to enter
doorway that provides a means of entering a building
group within a church
article in a dictionary or encyclopedia
record in a log
term in a matrix
item of data in a database

Extensive Definition

Entrance generally refers to the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.
Entrance may also refer to:
entry in German: Eingang

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