Simple Definition of entry
: the act of entering something
: the right to enter something
: a place for entering something
Full Definition of entry
1 : the right or privilege of entering : entrée
2 : the act of entering : entrance
4 a : the act of making or entering a record b : something entered: as (1) : a record or notation of an occurrence, transaction, or proceeding (2) : a descriptive record (as in a card catalog or an index) (3) : headword (4) : a headword with its definition or identification (5) : vocabulary entry
5 : a person, thing, or group entered into something (as a contest or market) <the latest entries in the computer market> <judge the entries in the writing contest>
Examples of entry
His parents tried to make his entry into school life as smooth as possible.
His friends were surprised by his entry into politics.
She was denied entry into the courtroom.
students competing for entry into the college
Origin of entry
Middle English entre, from Anglo-French entree, from feminine of entré, past participle of entrer to enter
First Known Use: 13th century
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