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Meaning of entry by Wiktionary Dictionary


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


    entry ( countable and uncountable; plural: entries )

    1. ( uncountable ) The act of entering .
    2. ( uncountable ) 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, especially Episcopal, for simple dinner and fellowship, and to help facilitate new friendships
    6. An item in a list, such as an article in a dictionary or encyclopedia; a record made in a log, diary or anything similarly organized; ( computing ) a datum in a database .
      What does the entry for 2 August 2005 say?
    7. ( linear algebra ) A term at any position in a matrix .
      The entry in the second row and first column of this matrix is 6 .

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Explanation of entry by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of entering

    2. the act of beginning something new

    3. something that provides access ( to get in or get out )

    4. beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
    5. an item inserted in a written record

    6. 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 )

    7. a written record of a commercial transaction

    Definition of entry by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Entry n.; pl. Entries [OE. entree, entre, F. entrée, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf. Entrée.]
      1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, “the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.”

      2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, “an entry of a sale”; also, that which is entered; an item.

      A notary made an entry of this act. Bacon.

      3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.

      A straight, long entry to the temple led. Dryden.

      4. ( Com. ) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.

      5. ( Law ) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them. A putting upon record in proper form and order. The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary. Burrill.

      Bill of entry. See under Bill. -- Double entry, Single entry. See Bookkeeping. -- Entry clerk ( Com. ), a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business. -- Writ of entry ( Law ), a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession. Bouvier.