entrance

entrance
en|trance1 W3S3 [ˈentrəns] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: entrer; ENTER]
1.)
a door, gate etc that you go through to enter a place
≠ ↑exit entrance to/of
the main entrance to the school
front/back/side entrance
the station entrance
entrance hall/foyer/gate etc
2.) [C usually singular]
the act of entering a place or room, especially in a way that people notice
Bridget made a dramatic entrance into the room.
3.) [U]
the right or ability to go into a place
entrance to
Entrance to the museum is free.
Reporters even managed to gain entrance to her hotel.
How much is the entrance fee (=money you pay to get in somewhere) ?
4.) [U]
permission to become a member of or become involved in a profession, university, society etc
the initial interview for entrance to the Civil Service
entrance examinations
5.)
when a person, country, organization etc first becomes involved in a particular area of activity
entrance into
The referendum blocked Switzerland's entrance into the European Economic Area.
6.) make your/an entrance
to come onto the stage in a play
entrance 2
en|trance2 [ınˈtra:ns US -ˈtræns] v [T usually passive] literary
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: trance]
if someone or something entrances you, they make you give them all your attention because they are so beautiful, interesting etc
I was entranced by the sweetness of her voice.
>entranced adj [not before noun]
She stopped, entranced.
>entrancing adj
entrancing stories

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • entrance — n Entrance, entry, entree, ingress, access are comparable when meaning the act, fact, or privilege of going in or coming in. All but entree also carry the denotation of a way or means of entering. Their differences are largely in their… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Entrance — En trance, n. [OF. entrance, fr. OF. & F. entrant, p. pr. of entrer to enter. See {Enter}.] 1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Entrance — generally refers to the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.Entrance may also refer to: * Entrance (display manager), a login manager for the X window manager. * Entrance (Liturgical), a kind of liturgical procession …   Wikipedia

  • entrance — I noun access, adit, aditus, admission, anteroom, approach, door, entry, entryway, foyer, gangway, gate, gateway, illapse, infiltration, influx, ingress, inlet, inroad, insertion, introgression, introitus, invasion, lobby, means of access, means… …   Law dictionary

  • entrance — UK US /ˈentrəns/ noun ► [S] COMMERCE a situation in which a company sells a product or service in a particular place or to a particular group of customers for the first time: »Analysts say the investment could prove to be a shrewd entrance into a …   Financial and business terms

  • entrance — [n1] a way into a place access, approach, archway, avenue, corridor, door, doorway, entry, entryway, gate, gateway, hall, hallway, ingress, inlet, lobby, opening, passage, passageway, path, porch, port, portal, portico, staircase, threshold,… …   New thesaurus

  • entrance — Ⅰ. entrance [1] ► NOUN 1) an opening that allows access to a place. 2) an act of entering. 3) the right, means, or opportunity to enter. Ⅱ. entrance [2] ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • entrance — entrance1 [en′trəns] n. [ME entraunce < OFr entrant, prp. of entrer: see ENTER] 1. the act or point of entering [to make an entrance] 2. a place for entering; door, gate, etc. 3. permission, right, or power to enter; admission entrance2 [en… …   English World dictionary

  • Entrance — En*trance , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entranced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entrancing}.] [Pref. en + trance.] 1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects. [1913 Webster] Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, They bore from field and to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Entrance — ist eine Siedlung in der kanadischen Provinz Alberta am Athabasca River nahe dem Abzweig der Bighorn Route (Alberta Highway 40) vom Yellowhead Highway (Canada Highway 16). Die Siedlung nahe dem Eingang zum Jasper Nationalpark hat nur etwa 70… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • entrance — [ɑ̃tʀɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. Déb. XIVe; de entrer. ❖ ♦ Vieux ou régional. 1 Le fait de commencer; entrée en matière (Proust, in T. L. F.). 2 (1853, Sand) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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