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Meaning of entrance by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    Etymology 1

    From Middle French entrance ( “entry” )


    • ( UK, US ) enPR: ĕn'trəns, IPA: /ˈɛn.trəns/, X-SAMPA: /"Entr@ns/


    entrance ( countable and uncountable; plural: entrances )

    1. ( countable ) The action of entering, or going in .
      Her entrance attracted no attention whatsoever .
    2. ( countable ) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway .
      Place your bag by the entrance so that you can find it easily .
    3. ( uncountable ) The right to go in .
      You'll need a ticket to gain entrance to the museum .

    Etymology 2

    From en- + trance ( “daze” )


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ɛnˈtɹæns/, X-SAMPA: /En"tr{ns/
    • Rhymes: -æns


    entrance ( third-person singular simple present entrances present participle entrancing, simple past and past participle entranced )

    1. ( transitive ) To delight and fill with wonder .
      The children were immediately entranced by all the balloons .
    2. ( transitive ) To put into a trance .

Explanation of entrance by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. put into a trance

    2. attract

    1. the act of entering

    2. she made a grand entrance
    3. something that provides access ( to get in or get out )

    4. they waited at the entrance to the garden
    5. a movement into or inward

    Definition of entrance by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Entrance 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 property, or of office; as, “the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office”.

      2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, “to give entrance to friends”. Shak.

      3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering.

      Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city. Judg. i. 24.

      4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, “a difficult entrance into business”. “Beware of entrance to a quarrel.” Shak.

      St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology. Hakewill.

      5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, “his entrance of the arrival was made the same day”.

      6. ( Naut. ) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line. Ham. Nav. Encyc. The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line. Totten.

    2. Entrance 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.

      Him, still entranced and in a litter laid,

      They bore from field and to the bed conveyed. Dryden.

      2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.

      And I so ravished with her heavenly note,

      I stood entranced, and had no room for thought. Dryden.