en·tou·rage | \ ˌän-tu̇-ˈräzh \

Definition of entourage 

1 : one's attendants or associates

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Synonyms for entourage


cortege (also cortège), following, posse, retinue, suite, train

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Examples of entourage in a Sentence

the President and his entourage the gaggle of hangers-on that passes for the rock star's entourage

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Bottles of vintage scotch and Grey Goose, brought by the bank’s entourage, were circulating along with plastic bottles of cheap rum mixed with the creamy white tropical juice drunk by the locals. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "The Tragedy of Venezuela," 24 May 2018 North Korea’s entourage will include a cheering squad, art performers and martial artists, with Kim represented by his regime’s ceremonial head, Kim Yong Nam, and by his sister, Kim Yo Jong. Bloomberg.com, "A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics," 7 Feb. 2018 That summer, when Hemingway took an entourage to Pamplona, Spain, to take part in the San Fermin bullfighting festival there, Lady Duff came along, with two of her lovers in tow, no less. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "The Untold Story of the Woman Who Inspired Hemingway to Write The Sun Also Rises," 5 June 2016 The entourage also will include other officials of Spain’s ministries of economy and foreign affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Spanish royals’ itinerary in San Antonio: history, art and, of course, food," 15 June 2018 The entourage grows and there are now vast numbers of people and companies relying on your business. Kat Bein, Billboard, "After Avicii's Death, Pete Tong Asks If 'It's Time to Establish a Support Group for Electronic Music'," 23 May 2018 The park, which appeared to be empty except for the large entourage of revelers and Six Flags staff, was decorated like AstroWorld. Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, "Kylie Jenner just threw Travis Scott the best AstroWorld themed birthday ever," 29 Apr. 2018 With a fading light shining through a glass window, Rev. Jonathan Chapman readied the small entourage. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Westfield Tolls Its Bell For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," 23 Apr. 2018 Members of the royal entourage set up makeshift courts to receive Saudi citizens asking for help on an array of matters. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of entourage

circa 1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entourage

French, from Middle French, from entourer to surround, from entour around, from en in (from Latin in) + tour circuit — more at turn

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English Language Learners Definition of entourage

: a group of people who go with and assist an important person

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